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7 Foods for Healthy Hair

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Foods for healthy hair

 

In this Transformation Day post, we examine the benefits of seven foods for healthy hair. The excerpt below was originally published at Curly Nikki.

You are what you eat. And because your hair is part of you, what you eat reflects in the health and state of your hair. If you want hair that is healthy, longer, and stronger you should be paying attention to what you put INSIDE your body, not just what you use on the hair itself. These superfoods will help keep you and your hair looking their best.

1. Water

While this isn’t technically a food, it is still essential to healthy hair since we are primarily made up of water. It is important to stay hydrated to keep all of your body cells working properly. By drinking enough water daily, you are also helping the hydration and moisture levels of your hair as well.

2. Salmon

Salmon is a healthy food superstar; it is an oily fish rich in vitamins D and iron. A study performed at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences related to iron found that, “Women with iron deficiency status are at a risk of telogen hair loss.” Vitamin D is important because it can help stimulate the follicle. If you don’t like fish, flaxseeds are a good vegetarian replacement for these nutrients.

3. Chicken & Eggs

A diet with both contains good sources of protein that will really help your hair! Hair and nails are both composed of protein, which supports body and hair strength. Your hair is the last part of your body that gets the protein, so a lack of this in your diet could affect its state of hair fall and length retention. Eggs are full of B vitamins, especially biotin (B7) and panthenol (B12). Yolks have important vitamins and minerals that the egg whites do not. Chicken is a rich source of protein, as well as several B vitamins that help to strengthen fragile hair. The biotin in these two foods is also important for healthy hair.

4. Beef

Beef is a rich source of zinc, which is helpful in improving hair growth. Zinc deficiency is a cause of hair loss and dryness, so including beef is a great solution. Zinc is also said to help combat premature graying of hair in addition to helping with hair growth according to studies published in Dermatology Practical and Conceptual medical journal. Make sure to eat enough vitamin C in your diet, which will help the zinc absorption. You can find vitamin C in citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits. Beef also has high levels of protein with is important for strong hair and scalp health.

5. Nuts

Nuts are a great source of healthy fats, and we need healthy fats to look and feel our best. Walnuts and almonds, in particular, are high in omega-3 fatty acids which can help keep hair strong, and zinc which can help prevent hair loss.

6. Lentils

Lentils are a great vegetarian source of protein. Protein is essential for cell renewal and it is also necessary in restoring the health of red blood cells that supply skin and scalp with much-needed oxygen. Protein is essential for hair health. Lentils also are a good source of iron, zinc, and biotin, too.

7. Carrots & Sweet Potatoes

What do these two have in common? They’re both orange. They are also both excellent sources of Vitamin A. A recent study in Dermatology Practical and Conceptional states that, “dietary vitamin A has been shown to activate hair follicle stem cells.”

Are any of the seven foods for healthy hair in your diet? Share your thoughts (and recipes, please) in the comments section below.


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