If you want an easy way to contribute to your personal health and the health of your hair, add salmon or other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are some of the most important substances you can eat to contribute to the health of your hair and your body. Omega 3 fatty acids have many benefits including contributing to blood circulation (which helps bring oxygen to the scalp nourishing hair follicles) and contributing to softer hair and skin. Not all fish is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. Some of the richest sources are wild caught salmon (as opposed to farm raised), sardines, and anchovies.
There are many ways to add fish to your diet (if you have not done so already). Salmon steaks or fillets can be prepared by simply rinsing the raw fillet, putting it in a pan, sprinkling a little salt and seasonings on the fish, and baking it at 425 degrees F until done (it should look like the photo above). You can also add fish by adding canned salmon or sardines to a salad. You can liven up a sandwich by making an anchovy spread (mix 3 parts mayonnaise to 1 part anchovy paste and use as a sandwich spread). And if you can’t add fish to your diet, you can get the same benefits of adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet by taking a fish oil supplement.