The general consensus from both our experts is that salmon is the most beneficial beauty food around. "If women understood that eating a simple can of sardines or salmon would give their hair and skin an unrivaled radiance, softness, and suppleness — like nothing else in this world — these foods would fly off the supermarket shelves. You would see a stampede toward the fish aisle," says Perricone.
For your hair in particular, salmon is genuinely amazing. It's chock-full of protein, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital to scalp health and shiny hair. "They will also keep the scalp healthy and the hair strong and shiny," says Perricone. "When we are lacking in these healthy fats, we can be assured that both our skin and hair will be dull, lacking radiance and glow. The high-quality protein found in these fish will accelerate cellular repair, keep hair strong, and promote hair growth."
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