Various factors regulate hair growth. Our age, hormone levels, nutrition, and many other things dictate the health of our hair. But did you know that what you eat is something that actually changes the appearance of your hair? After all, if your hair is thinning, you wouldn’t want to make it worse by eating all the wrong food items. Therefore, picking the right food items and adding them to your meal plan is extremely essential and helpful. Our food habits not only help better our skin but also help enhance hair growth. Instead of slashing hundreds of dollars on hair treatment, I have narrowed down the top 7 foods you must try for healthy and glossy locks after thorough research. Although we must not forget that our hair’s thickness and density are primarily genetic, we can at least make smarter food choices that can help better our hair conditions.
There are particular primary nutrients that we need to improve our hair growth. Biotin is a vitamin that helps hair grow, but we also need a suitable dosage of Vitamin D because it helps stimulate hair follicles that have reached dormancy. We also need a good dose of omega-3 fatty acids because they counteract any inflammation that causes our hair to shed. Nevertheless, we can control our diets and eat nutrient-rich foods that have scientifically proven to help our hair. We can easily manipulate our hair’s thickness, its growth or shedding by eating the right food. So add all these in your grocery list and see the difference in your hair in just a few weeks!
I love adding almond butter to many of my recipes, including almond cake, toasts and even fruit smoothies. It is rich in high proteins and healthy fats, and contains an abundance of vitamin E content that will help you keep your locks thick and shiny. Just a tablespoon of vitamin E provides 100 milligrams of vitamin E. But if you don’t like the taste of almond butter, add regular almonds to your diet.
Tangerines are a vitamin C superfood that helps grow the hair out in a big way. A good intake of Vitamin C content helps our body to absorb iron. And we know that iron deficiency has been linked to significant hair loss; tangerines help you fight hair loss and ensure you have a good Vitamin C source.
When we hear omega 3 fatty acids are suitable for several health benefits, salmon answer all our woes. Salmon is omega 3 fatty acid-rich food. Is it also anti-inflammatory and can help reduce scalp inflammation and reduce shedding. But there are various vegan options to omega-3 fatty acids such as walnuts, chia seeds and flax seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids help not only stay fit but also enable hair growth and promote hair shine. It is also known to help fight male pattern baldness. Not only that, consuming Omega 3 rich food helps in female hair loss.
Spinach helps our hair to produce sebum and keeps the scalp healthy. It is also a rich source of high iron and magnesium. However, we must add spinach to our diet. Moreover, it is rich in various other minerals and nutrients. I eat spinach with my salads or sometimes saute it with veggies. You can try my recipes too. Nevertheless, ensure that you add spinach to your grocery list and the result? Well, it will be your shiny mane!
Eggs are my absolute favourite. I love my eggs in every way possible. They are packed in 10 mg of Biotin. Biotin helps strengthen our nails and our hair alike.
You may also like vegan options such as almonds, avocados. Vitamin D is also rich in vitamin sunshine! I mean vitamin D; it helps our hair follicles, thus improving our hair’s thickness and reducing hair loss.
Blueberries are rich in oxidants. Moreover, oxidative stress can lead to hair loss and an unhealthy scalp. We need to load up our intake of foods rich in oxidants to ensure that our scalp is healthy and happy. Your answer to that is blueberries, which are also rich in Vitamin B and proanthocyanidins.
Greek yogurt is packed with protein and helps build a healthy environment for our scalp. It is also rich in B5 and may help against hair loss and hair thinning. B5 also known as pantothenic acid is also found in various hair strengthening products. But here you have an easier version that can be found in your pantry.
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