I know I should tell you guys this because I love you all, “your healthy hair isn’t limited to products”. Hear me out please, I’m sure you’ve heard of the statement, “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT”, well it applies to you hair too. Permit me to rephrase that to “Your hair is what you eat”. You need to eat healthy to get that healthy hair going. Your hair needs nutrients, vitamins, proteins, any healthy food component you can think of.
Let’s look at some of the foods that could boost your hair growth.
Your hair is made up of mostly of protein, therefore it is important to eat adequate protein in order to replenish your hair and promote hair growth. Eggs are important for hair growth because they contain a host of vital elements that aid hair growth.
Eggs contain a good amount of protein and vitamins such as biotin which are needed to promote hair growth. Biotin which can be found naturally in egg yolks is also called vitamin B7, it is a water soluble B-vitamin and is an important component needed by the hair for its health and growth. It also promotes hair thickness and shine.
Avocado is a great source of vitamins such as vitamins A, B7 and E, which is essential for hair growth and health. The nutrients in avocado helps heal the scalp, protect against damaged hair, and promotes healthy hair and growth.
This wonderful green leafy vegetable contains a lot of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A which aids the production of sebum, an oily substance that helps moisturize, condition and keep the scalp healthy. As you should know “healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp”.
Spinach also contains iron which is required in the production of red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body, a deficiency of iron could lead to hair loss. It therefore enriches the blood and aids hair growth.
This particular root vegetable contains lots of nutrients. It contains vitamin C which boosts the immune system and promotes hair growth. Sweet potato also contains iron.
Another important component of sweet potato is beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A, meaning it is used to produce vitamin A in our bodies. Vitamin A helps keep the scalp healthy, and promotes hair regeneration and hair health.
Grapes contains OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidins which prevents the production of dihydro-testosterone which causes hair loss. Therefore grapes reduces hair loss. Grapes also aids the growth of new hair follicles. So next time you have grapes in sight, don’t fail to get some and eat.
Remember the saying that says, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, well you should know that it still holds true. Apples contain a lot of vital nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E, these nutrients helps to heal the scalp, prevent hair loss, strengthen your hair and promote growth of healthy hair.
Walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts are great nuts to add to your diet to stimulate hair growth. Nuts are full of nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, B-vitamins and others that help promote hair strength and growth.
Another food substance loaded with nutrients for hair growth is milk. It’s full of proteins, B-vitamin, iron, healthy fatty acid, all of which promotes healthy hair strength and growth. So some milk, if you’re not intolerant or allergic, will do your hair some good.
I’m sure you know beans are loaded with proteins. Proteins are essential for hair growth. Beans also contains biotin, zinc, iron and many essential nutrients that promotes healthy hair growth. So when seeking for a food option to aid your hair growth, look in the way of the bean.
Meat is very rich in iron and proteins that help strengthen, prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.
A combination of two or more of these foods when eaten rightly is sure to improve hair growth, strength, shine and general health. Don’t forget that what you eat can be reflected in your hair so always eat rightly and healthily.
Have you tried any of these for hair growth yet? What other foods can you recommend for hair growth? Be sure to tell us in the comment section and you can also reach out to us on the contact page.
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