Eating for Healthy Hair

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It’s no secret the food you eat has a great impact on your whole body. Certain foods are great for your skin, some are great for weight loss, but today, we’re providing some tips for which foods will give you strong, shiny hair, no salon appointment necessary.

Eggs – Start your morning off right by eating eggs for breakfast! Eggs are possibly the best food you can eat to promote hair growth and general hair growth. They are a wonderful source of biotin and protein. These two nutrients are key for healthy hair. You often see biotin supplements for hair growth, and that is because biotin in crucial in the production of keratin. Keratin is a fibrous protein that makes up the structure of hair. There are many products marketed toward biotin and keratin, but you can also see the results straight from your fridge. Eggs are also high in protein, making them great for hair growth. As mentioned, hair is made up of proteins, so a lack of protein can cause hair loss.

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Berries – Vitamin C is known to be great for preventing hair breakage. Many berries, and other fruits, are loaded with Vitamin C! Vitamin C provides many benefits for your hair, such as producing the protein collagen. Collagen, like keratin, strengthens hair and prevents brittleness and breakage. Berries also are loaded with antioxidants, protecting hair follicles against damage. Add some berries to your cereal, oatmeal, smoothies, or just as a snack throughout the day to achieve healthy hair. 

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Avocado – Your favorite Instagram food does way more than just look good on toast, it is an excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is excellent for promoting hair growth, fighting off stressors and free radicals. It also protects your scalp from damage, and a damaged scalp will surely prevent hair growth. Finally, avocados are high in fatty acids, which are linked to healthy hair and growth, so enjoy that avocado toast to its absolute fullest.

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Salmon – Just as salmon is wonderful for your skin, it is also an amazing food for healthy hair. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for hair growth. Many people who struggle with thinning hair take fish oil to prevent thinning and encourage growth. Salmon is also packed with other nutrients such as vitamin D and protein, with vitamin D helping create new follicles. Add salmon to your salad, or make it a full meal with a side of sweet potato and spinach, both amazing foods for hair growth.

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Spinach – Spinach is one of the biggest superfoods, and it can be enjoyed in so many ways. It contains a variety of nutrients that do wonders for your hair, such as folate, iron, and vitamins A & C. Folic acid contributes toward healthy cell growth, making it great for stimulating healthy hair growth. Iron deficiencies can lead to hair loss, so consuming it regularly protects and strengthens your hair. Eating your vitamin A is a great way to keep your scalp well hydrated, because the vitamin produces sebum. A healthy scalp means healthy hair, so don’t forget your daily greens.

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Playing around in the kitchen is a wonderful way to bring extra joy to your home, and with these foods, you’ll be giving your hair some extra joy, too.

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