6 foods for healthy, shiny hair! 💫
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While obviously genetics and age do play a role, eating the right nutrients can help give you a leg up when it comes to healthy hair. I know I constantly get asked how I get my hair so healthy and I attribute that a good amount to how clean my diet is.
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Breakdown of each food below:
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1 – Spinach – is a good course of folate iron and Vitamin A & C which all promote hair growth.
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2 – Salmon – A 2015 study found fish oil supplementation to reduce hair loss & increase hair growth in women with thinning hair (1) Also salmon is a good source of protein, selenium & vitamin D3/B vitamins that support hair growth.
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3 – Berries – are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that promote hair growth. Vitamin C is used to produce collagen which helps strengthen hair.
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4 – Avocados – a good source of vitamin E which was shown in this 2010 study to boost hair growth by 34.5% in people who were having issues with hair loss. (2) Avocados are also a good source of fatty acids which are important building blocks of cells.
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5 – Eggs – good source of protein & biotin which support hair growth. Biotin is important for the production of the hair protein, keratin.
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6 – Sweet potatoes – are a good source of beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A helps with production of sebum, which keeps hair healthy.
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Inspired by @chris.rocchio_fit’s recent post
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Sources:
(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25883641
(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24575202
(3) healthline.com
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