Ten Foods and Supplements for Healthy Hair

July 24, 2016

Foods and Vitamins For Healthy Hair

Everything you eat will either harm or benefit your body. Your hair actually can tell a person a lot about their health. Is your hair dry, brittle, or dull?

Healthy hair starts from the inside out!
Some of the best foods that will nourish our internal organs are also the best for our hair!!

Maybe you should check your diet to see what you are eating.
The old saying, you are what you eat is so true.

While using great shampoo and conditioners can be beneficial to your hair, what you put inside your body is even more important. Consuming foods high in sugars and fats do nothing for our bodies, so naturally we would assume that those foods are no good for our hair...that assumption would be correct.

Here are the Top 10 Foods For Healthy Hair

#1-Fish: any variety. The omega-3 fatty acids are essential for hair growth. Our bodies do not make this on its own and 3% of the hair shaft is made up of these fatty acids. Fish is also rich in vitamin D and protein which is also essential for strong hair.

#2-Walnuts: again with the omega-3 fatty acids...these are the only nuts that have a significant amount of these acids. Walnuts are also loaded with vitamin E and biotin!

#3 Sweet Potatoes: These spuds are chock full of beta carotene which converts to vitamin A. Do you ever experience dry itchy scalp? It's probably due to a lack of vitamin A.

#4-Eggs: These are a major powerhouse food that are full of protein, zinc, iron, sulfur and selenium. The iron helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicle, which is important to prevent hair loss.

#5-Spinach: My personal favorite-This green leafy veggie has iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C, all of which keep the hair healthy, shiny and strong.

#6-Blueberries: These blue dudes top the charts with vitamin C, critical for circulation to the scalp and supports the tiny blood vessels that support the follicles.

#7-Iron: I already mentioned a little about the importance of iron, but did you know that if you are low on iron you will experience major hair loss. Iron carries the oxygen to the hair that promotes hair growth. Iron rich foods include spinach, eggs, lentils, and chicken.

#8-Vitamin D: This is important for the cycles that hair follicles go through. You will need to take this supplement if your exposure to the sunlight is limited. Salmon, mushrooms, beef liver are excellent sources of vitamin D.

#9-Zinc: This will be needed if you exercise, sweat a lot or do not consume foods high in zinc. These foods would include lamb, turkey, pumpkin seeds and chocolate.

#10-B Complex: Biotin, niacin and cobalamin are among the most popular B-complex vitamins that help restore shine and thickness to strands. Load up on whole grains, eggs, avocados and legumes, as they are some of the best food sources for B-complex vitamins.

With these foods and vitamins you should not have any problem growing or maintaining healthy hair. If you are noticing considerable hair loss even after trying all these things, you should talk to your health care provider.

Taking a good prenatal vitamin even if you are not pregnant is a good option.

Another thing to consider...how hydrated are you?
Drinking at least half of your body weight a day in water can work wonders for your skin complexion and your hair!!

What regimen are you using to get healthy hair??

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  1. Great tips. I feel like no matter how healthy I eat I can't get my hair to grow like I want.


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