Take a look at what you’re putting on your plate. You may not be getting all the nutrients your hair needs.
Load up on the following 6 foods to make sure you’re getting the key nutrients your hair’s craving.
1 – Salmon. Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids that feed the oil gland around hair follicles, helping lubricate hair for added luster. Fish oil is great for inflammation and reducing the production of DHT.
2 – Pumpkin seeds. One ounce of whole, roasted pumpkin seeds supplies 19% of your daily requirement of zinc, a mineral which may help keep hormone levels balanced, which could be one of the reasons why it is so effective against hair loss. Other zinc-rich foods like fortified cereals, yogurt, and cashews, can help you reach the 8 mg you need each day.
3 – Chicken. Poultry contains protein which strengthens hair and increases the bioavailability of iron, which promotes healthy hair growth. Good quality protein sources are essential for healthy hair. Without adequate protein, or with low quality protein, your hair can become weak & brittle.
4 – Dark Green Vegetables. Dark green vegetables, such as spinach or kale, are loaded with vitamin C, which helps protect and maintain the cell membranes of hair follicles and helps keep your hair physically strong.
5 – Peanuts. Also known as vitamin B7, biotin has been shown to not only help stimulate hair growth, but also help prevent hair loss. Peanuts are a significant source of biotin, so put away those chips and snack on peanuts instead.
6 – Carrots. Beta-carotene is a nutrient that our body converts into vitamin A – a vitamin responsible for supporting hair growth and strength. When looking for foods high in beta-carotene, look for richly colored orange and yellow vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes.
In addition to eating better, dietary supplements, specially formulated for hair – can help you get all the essential nutrients your hair needs to help support hair growth.
A healthy body will take care of itself and take care of your hair – By introducing the proper nutrition into your body, you can help it to naturally grow healthier hair.