6 Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Hair

6 Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Hair

Mary TedescoJune 15, 2017

Many people say that you can tell how a person’s overall health is just by the look of their hair. The reason for this is because there are some seriously important nutrients in our diets that can have a positive impact on our luscious locks. The trick is to know what they are.

If you are looking to give your hair a little boost try throwing some of the following into your diet:



 

Iron:

Benefits: Promotes growth

Iron rich foods: Lean meats, whole grains, beans, spinach and egg yolk

 

Zinc:

Benefits: Promotes growth, prevents hair loss

Zinc rich foods: Oyster, lentils and oats

 

Vitamin C:

Benefits: Prevents breakage, promotes growth

Vitamin C rich foods: Strawberries, kale, citrus’ and peppers

 

Protein:

Benefits: Promotes hair growth and strength, prevents hair loss/thinning

Protein rich foods: Chicken, fish, beef, pork, quinoa and Greek yogurt

 

Biotin:

Benefits: Promotes growth

Biotin rich foods: Eggs, almonds and avocado

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

Benefits: Promotes hydration and shine

Omega-3 rich foods: Salmon, mackerel, trout, nuts and seeds

 

 


Some things you should try to avoid for healthier hair:

-sugar

-alcohol

-greasy foods

-starchy whites

 

 

Maintaining a healthy diet isn’t the only way to grow healthy hair. Check out our other blog posts for more hair guidance!

 

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