What we choose to eat can directly affect what happens to our hair. A poor diet lacking important nutrients, vitamins and minerals can cause hair loss. It can also make your hair dry, dull and lifeless. But, before you spend too much money on hair products, consider starting from the inside. Did you know thee following common foods are known as healthy hair foods?
Making a few important shifts to your diet can step up your hair health game! The result is shiny, happy, healthy hair! Want an added bonus? Nails are also benefited by the same nutrients as hair. So be ready to sport some strong, shiny nails too!
Did you know eggs contain one of the highest boosts of amino acids and vitamin B5? These goodies help thicken the hair follicle.
Eggs are also a great source of selenium, a mineral to help your body use antioxidants. This is very helpful if you are fighting hair loss. Try this unique recipe for adding eggs in to your diet, or add them straight to your hair with one of these DIY masks.
Rich in vitamin E and Biotin, almonds can help protect cells from UV ray damage. Perfect for those who love the great outdoors. Nuts such as walnuts contain Omega 3 fatty acids and minerals like copper that can boost shine. Biotin can help with premature thinning too. If plain almonds don’t appeal to you, try these cinnamon candied almonds that are paleo, vegan, low carb, and sugar free!
They’re not only good for your heart! Beans are rich in iron and protein. Iron helps to transport nutrients through your red blood cells to the scalp. Protein is the essential building block for that hair follicle. This vegetarian taco salad uses both garbanzo beans and black beans, and can be eaten over greens, in a taco shell, or scooped up with chips!
One of my personal favorites, avocados are a serious powerhouse. Vitamin E helps to balance the scalp’s pH while regulating natural oils. To much oil clogs the pores making it hard for the follicle to grow. Avocado egg bakes combine two great hair-healthy foods, and make a yummy low-carb breakfast that has plenty of fat and protein to fuel your morning!
High in vitamin C, not only do strawberries contain important antioxidants, they have great blood circulation benefits as well. Vitamin C helps to produce collagen which speeds up the hair growing process. Try this strawberry salsa the next time you’re in the mood for a little sweet and spicy action!
These few small foods can pack a big punch. Not only will your hair thank you, your skin and nails will love you too! So get out and enjoy a delicious snack while you watch that healthy hair grow!
Kim is the owner and publisher of Sass Magazine, as well as the owner of Sass Studios, a boutique graphic design studio in Frederick, MD. When not in the office, Kim can be found doing some of her favorite hobbies—reading a book, dancing, traveling, or playing with her rescued pitbull.