healthy foods hair healthPeople say “you are what you eat” for good reason. The food you eat plays a vital role in your health including the way your skin looks and how your hair grows. If you notice your hair is thinning, this can be due to the foods you eat but more so the foods you aren’t eating. Read this blog to learn more about the super foods that are not only good for you but also help grow long, thick and full hair. 

Salmon/Halibut

Does your hair seem dull and brittle? You may be missing the needed healthy fats your body and hair needs. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that help support hair growth. Also, salmon contains the protein and Vitamin B that healthy hair needs. Ultimately, if you have dry and thinning hair, salmon can be a helpful solution.

Some fish such as Halibut contain magnesium, which makes hair stronger and shinier. Halibut also contains healthy oils and minerals to improve your overall health. 

Walnuts/Almonds

Almonds are not only packed with healthy fats but also are a great source of Vitamin E. This vitamin is an important antioxidant that can help reverse the harmful effects from damaging UV rays. Simply eating a handful of almonds can help protect your skin cells and help repair damaging sun exposure on your scalp.

Walnuts are great foods that help fight hair loss. These foods contain oils that contribute to strengthening hair’s elasticity. Without these essential oils, hair will easily become weak and eventually snap. Although walnuts are good for the hair and body, don’t over do it. A good rule of thumb is to eat a little less than 10 walnuts on a daily basis to make sure you are fully benefiting from the health benefits of walnuts. 

Spinach/Bok Choy

According to the HuffPost, iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, and women are among those at the greatest risk. Iron is critical for producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout your body. So without it, everything suffers — and can lead to anemia. Iron deficiency, especially when it progresses into full-blown iron deficiency anemia, can cause hair loss (Source). Iron deficiency is a common cause of hair loss as well as several other health conditions. By adding the necessary greens, such as spinach and bok choy, you’ll receive the needed iron and carotene to keep your hair healthy and strong.

Carrots

Carrots are enriched in carotene and vitamin A, which produces oils needed for a healthy scalp. According to The Health Site, carrots are widely known to improve hair thickness and promote growth. Drinking carrot juice regularly can make your hair healthier. In fact, drinking 3-4 ounces of carrot juice everyday can stimulate hair growth. Vitamin C and E in carrots can improve blood circulation in your scalp, thus preventing premature hair graying. There are many ways in which you can incorporate carrots in your diet or application to help thicken your hair.

Lentils/Oysters

Full of protein, iron, zinc and biotin, lentils also have plenty of folic acid. The body needs folic acid to restore the health of red blood cells that supply skin and scalp with hair-healthening oxygen. Another food with the benefits of zinc is oysters. Zinc helps the cells responsible for building hair work the way they are supposed to. If your body needs more zinc, these are the foods to grab. 

Greek Yogurt

Additionally, low-fat greek yogurt is not only great for weight loss, but it also contains vitamins B5 and D, which aid in hair follicle health. However, not all yogurts are created equal. According to Livestrong, always read the nutritional label before buying as the average 8-ounce carton will contain around 8 or 9 grams of protein, but could also contain 200 or more calories and be jam packed with sugar. Unless you can’t tolerate cow’s milk, avoid yogurts made from lactose substitutes such as almond or coconut milk, since these versions tend to have far less protein than the brands made with real milk. When protein is your main concern, Greek yogurt is the best option: some brands contain as much as 20 grams of protein per 6- or 8-ounce container. 

Strawberries/Guava

Strawberries are great providing vitamin C, which is a nutrient that encourages iron absorption and promotes hair growth. Eating this fruit can help combat hair thinning as well as the damaging effects of split ends. Additionally, strawberries are also loaded with silica, which also is useful to help prevent baldness and promote hair growth. Another fruit that has vitamin C along with many other vitamins, is gauva. 

Guava is a powerhouse of nutrients including Vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, copper, manganese, fiber, flavonoids and more phytochemicals. Plus, it is beneficial for healthy hair growth and maintenance. Moral of the story, eat more fruit to improve your health and help with growing better thicker hair. 

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