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Is Your Hair Disappearing as Fast as the Pounds?

It’s a thrill to step on the scales and realize your diet is actually working, but watching your hair drop out as can put a real damper on your enthusiasm. Here’s the problem: Your hair is 91 percent protein; in fact, every single hair cell is jam-packed with the stuff. So if your diet is low in this essential building block, your hair strands will become thinner, more fragile and eventually fall right out, say University of Toronto researchers.

Rx: Protein

Whatever eating plan you choose, make sure you serve up four ounces of protein-rich beef, pork, chicken or turkey every day. You could see improvements in as little as six weeks.

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