Eating Your Way To Healthy Hair
So we know that our hair is our pride and joy. We want to cherish it, love it, and most importantly feed it what it needs in order to blossom. As much as we want to just pour coconut oil on it and be done, there are certain foods that we can eat that’ll help us take great care of our hair! Here are six foods that you can incorporate into your daily diet that will definitely leave your hair feeling AND looking lovely and healthy!
1. Eggs – Did you know eggs are rich in biotin? It’s a B vitamin that is necessary for growth and a happy and healthy scalp. Normally you can buy biotin pills and be done with it but getting it from eggs is a better and tastier alternative! Other foods that are rich in biotin are peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, salmon, avocados and low fat cheese.
2. Spinach – Of course we have to input some green into our eating so why not try spinach? This leafy green is a great source of folate, iron, and vitamin C. Folate is also a B vitamin that helps the formation of red blood cells and iron. This helps out your red blood cells and carry the oxygen your body needs. Without iron your body can suffer fatigue, weakness, and even hair loss. If you’re on the go, try taking a multivitamin that includes iron. Spinach can also prevent brittle hair that can later cause breakage. If you really want to shake things up, try adding some kale too!
3. Salmon – Fish like salmon and sardines are packed with major omega 3 fatty acids which can help make you hair grow much fuller and, believe it or not, shinier!
4. Greek Yogurt – We know it’s not only tasty and healthy but did you know that Greek yogurt has a special ingredient that helps with blood flow to your scalp and promotes hair growth? This special ingredient is vitamin B5. Sources say that it can also help prevent thinning and hair loss.
5. Lean Meat – Eating lean red meat which is rich in both iron and zinc that can make your hair grow. Great lean meat options can be chicken or turkey, which contains less fat than beef or pork.
6. Sweet Potatoes – Is your hair suffering from dryness and lacking its glow? Well sweet potatoes can help you with that! They’re filled with an antioxidant called beta-carotene but your body turns the beta into vitamin A. This helps fight the dryness and lack luster hair. In fact it supports the glands in your scalp to make sebum, which is an oily fluid that keeps your hair from dryness. If sweet potatoes aren’t your thing foods like carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupes, and mangoes can perform the same job.
I hope you’ve found it very informative and that it encourages you to switch up some of your eating habits. The next time you go grocery shopping have these six foods in mind to not only satisfy your taste buds but be beneficial to the health of your hair and body!
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