There are a number of foods that you can eat to help your body gain optimum health and produce healthy, shiny hair. The best thing about eating natural, healthy food in order to improve your hair growth is that there are no nasty side effects, and it’s one of the cheapest hair treatments available. The positive side-effects are increased energy levels and better health from top to toe.
Here are a number of foods that do wonders for your hair.
Flaxseed Oil – High in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 nurtures your hair follicles.
Sweet Potatoes – They contain beta carotene, and beta carotene in your body turns into vitamin A, which nurtures your hair, as well as every cell in your body. The healthiest way to take in sweet potatoes is to eat them raw, like when put in a raw recipe. If you don’t like that option, the second healthiest way to eat them is to steam them.
Avocados – They are one of those wonder drugs for hair too. They not only contain fatty acids, vitamin E, and monounsaturated fats, but also and surprisingly contain protein and vitamin B, all things good in obtaining or maintaining supple hair. You don’t have to just incorporate avocados to your diet. You can slab it directly on your hair, working it in for a spa-like nourishing treatment.
Chia Seeds – These seeds contain everything your hair needs. They contain B vitamins, antioxidants, and zinc, among others.
Cacao (raw) – Works to strengthen your hair because it contains sulfur, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Best way to eat it is by taking it in its natural states.
Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans) – High in protein, fiber, and manganese.
Quinoa – Mostly thought of as a grain, it’s actually a seed that’s gluten-free and a good source for dieters on grain-free diets. Quinoa contains amino acids, protein and minerals. It not only assists in growing thicker hair, but also in protecting hair breakage.
Leafy Greens – Can be found in beet greens, broccoli, collards, etc. Because it contains high levels of iron and minerals, leafy greens increase blood flow to one’s scalp.
Legumes – Legumes are a high source of iron, biotin and zinc, and can be found in kidney beans and lentils.
Green Vegetables – Greens are a great source of vitamins A and C. Greens help to create Sebum, a scalp oil that functions as a natural conditioner for hair.
Healthy Oils – We need fat—healthy fat—for numerous reasons, including the fact that it aids in maintaining and restoring hair shine. Find healthy oils in peanuts, sunflower oils, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, etc.
Nuts – Take nuts sparingly because of their high calorie content, But don’t rid them from your diet. Nuts are high in zinc and protein, and selenium. For example, add walnuts to your diet. They are fortified with omega-3 fatty acids and biotin, and are great in maintaining strong hair. Add also Brazil nuts because they are high in selenium. Selenium prevents hair loss.
Seeds – There are different types of seeds that help in keeping a healthy diet and assist in nourishing the scalp and the head of hair. For example, sunflower seeds contain biotin, flax seeds contain omega-3 oils, and Quinoa (generally used as a grain) contains lots of protein. Pumpkin seeds-They’re a great source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and contain nutrients like calcium, zinc, iron and magnesium, all things great for your hair. In addition, pumpkin seeds contain a unique amino called cucurbitin that may be why they affect hair growth.
Fruits – Look for fruits that have a high content of Vitamin C. Kiwi, oranges and lemons, for example, protect and maintain the scalp and also help in aiding hair growth.
Next time you go to market, fill your shopping cart with these amazing foods.
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