The best secret to long, healthy and beautiful hair is a healthy diet. As effective as topical care is for your hair, nourishing it from the inside out is a lot more efficacious. When you combine the two, you can expect to enjoy long and luscious locks.
You’d be surprised to know that many everyday foods can help regulate hair growth. If you are struggling with hair loss or stunted hair growth, one thing we suggest is to go grocery shopping and bring the following healthy foods home:
Eggs are packed with biotin and hair-building protein; two things that our hair craves for fast growth. Biotin is super essential for hair health and is in almost every hair supplement. Start adding more eggs to your diet, and you could be enjoying great long locks in no time.
Few other foods contain zinc like oysters. Many men suffering from hair loss may have a zinc deficiency. Supplementing the proper intake of zinc through oysters has been linked with scalp health and hair growth. Another way that oysters are good for hair growth is their ability to fight dandruff.
3. Yellow Peppers
An astonishing fact − yellow peppers are a much better source of vitamin C than oranges. Since vitamin C supports hair growth, eating yellow peppers is one of the best things you can do for your hair.
According to the research conducted by Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have been linked with reduced hair loss and improved hair growth. Fortunately for us, nuts such as almonds and walnuts are rich in healthy fats. Try not to give in to the rumors that nuts are bad for your health. As long as you maintain a balanced diet and incorporate nuts, here and there, you are good to go.
5. Amla Berry
Amla berry, also known as Indian gooseberry, is a sour fruit rich in antioxidants. Ayurvedic doctors will prescribe amla berries for your skin and hair, but you also can eat them for better hair growth.
Your hair craves protein of all different kinds. Egg protein isn’t the only type of protein that your hair loves, marine protein is equally loved. Fatty fish such as salmon is an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D. It works by helping to rejuvenate the scalp and encourages healthy hair growth.
7. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potato is a superfood and contains so many good nutrients. In addition to omega-3 fatty acids, sodium, zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, B, C, K and E, sweet potatoes are also a great source of beta carotene. This derivative of vitamin A controls sebum production that moisturizes your hair strands. Increasing your consumption of sweet potatoes can continue to help restore healthy hair.
You can never go wrong with your greens, especially spinach that is rich in iron and helps prevents hair thinning. It is also rich in folate and vitamin C and helps with collagen synthesis.
If you want all the iron from spinach to absorb well in your body, then make sure to consume tangerines. This food is rich in vitamin C and ensures your body accepts iron allowing your hair to enjoy improved growth.
10. Greek Yogurt
Most skin care and hair care products have an ingredient called pantothenic acid. You also can supplement that directly through Greek yogurt along with B5 and enjoy good skin and long hair.
11. Lean Red Meat
Like we mentioned before, hair likes all different kinds of protein. Therefore, in addition to eggs and marine protein, it basks and glows with red meat protein.
Lean red meat also takes care of iron deficiency and makes sure oxygen is carried up to the hair follicles for better growth.
Guava is so rich in vitamin C that it will keep you enriched for an entire day. Eat guava every other day, and see your hair problems go away.
Rich in vitamin E, avocados are a great supplement for improving hair growth. They are also packed with various healthy fats, which help to maintain healthy hair and keeps thinning hair at bay.
14. Beans and Lentils
Beans and lentils should be a part of our daily life, considering that the nutrients they provide improve our overall health. However, beans and lentils are extremely beneficial for hair growth since they are also rich sources of zinc, protein, iron, and biotin. They are especially necessary for vegetarians who avoid meat. These beauties are also very easy to cook and prepare deliciously.
And there you have it! The healthiest grocery shopping list that can help give you healthy shiny hair. As a bonus, your skin and nail health will also enjoy some great benefits. If you’ve already tried these products and are not satisfied with the results, there are other options for restoring your hair’s fullness. If you’re interested in learning more about our non-surgical hair replacement system, call 214-291-4667 today to schedule your free consultation with PHD Hair Replacement in Dallas.
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