Foods that promote hair health
While there is no magic pill to make your hair grow (a girl can dream right?) There are certain foods that you can incorporate into your diet that can help promote healthy hair and skin.
Hair grows from the roots, so the key to healthy hair growth lies in improving the health of the scalp and hair follicles. We lose between 50-100 strands of hair a day, so it makes sense to include certain proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins in our diet that are going to support hair renewal.
These nutrients play a significant role in the length, strength and volume of your hair and they are super easy to include in your everyday routine:
Eggs are a good source of biotin, a mineral that may help boost hair growth. You may have noticed that many hair and skin supplements will contain biotin as the key ingredient. Eggs also contain L-lysine and vitamin D known for improving hair and skin functionality.
Avocados contain omega-3 fatty acids that nourish hair follicles to give strands that strong, shiny and lustrous glow. Not only that, avocados are anti-inflammatory and stimulate the dermal papilla cells of the hair follicles, which regulate hair growth.
Legumes (aka beans and lentils) are saturated with hair-improving vitamins and minerals like zinc, iron, and, most importantly, biotin.
Salmon (and other fatty fish like sardines, mackerel, and high-quality tuna) are great for feeding hair from the inside out with the shine- and growth-encouraging likes of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and B vitamins.
Collagen gives skin its elasticity, hair its strength, and connective tissue its ability to hold everything in place. Our bodies produce collagen naturally, but it declines as we age, so it's important to supplement through diet for hair growth.
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