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Get Healthier Hair by Eating These Foods

on November 17th, 2019


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are several ways you can ensure you have healthy hair. For example, you can use hair products such as shampoos and conditioners that are specifically formulated for your hair type.

 

However, there are many different methods you can try to ensure you have healthy, lush locks. One of those ways is by eating a well-balanced and healthy diet. Keep reading to find out which certain foods can help your hair grow better and look healthier.

 

Include More B-Vitamins in Your Diet

There are certain vitamins and minerals that can help you obtain healthier hair. For example, increasing your B-vitamin intake can help keep your hair looking lush because B-vitamins help create new cells in your body. B-vitamins help to create red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to your scalp and hair follicles.

If you suffer from hair loss then you need to try Biotin, which is a B-vitamin that can help fight hair loss. You can find Biotin in foods such as liver and meats, egg yolk, nuts and seeds, yeast, salmon, and sweet potatoes.

 

Eat More Protein-Rich Foods

Protein-rich foods can also help to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. Protein-rich foods include meat and fatty fish, however there are also high protein foods that vegetarians and vegans can eat too, such as beans, lentils, and nuts.

Omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart, hair, skin, and eyes, so eating fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines, can all help to keep your hair healthy. A 2018 animal study found that fish oil extract which had docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, helped to boost hair growth by increasing the activity of proteins in the body.

 

Munch on More Nuts

Selenium is a mineral that can help boost hair growth. This mineral is found in Brazil nuts, however too much selenium can lead to brittle bones and hair loss. It is recommended that adults consume no more than 400 micrograms of selenium a day. 

One Brazil nut has between 68 and 91 micrograms of selenium, so eating four Brazil nuts a day can help your hair growth. Other foods that contain selenium include meat and fish, eggs, milk and other dairy products, and breads and cereals.

 

Consume More Vitamin-D

Vitamin-D is also believed to help with hair growth and can ensure your hair is healthy, so including more D vitamins in your diet is advised. You could start your morning off by getting your vitamin-D in because you can find it in breakfast cereals, orange juice, and yogurts. 

Alternatively, you might decide to create a dinner which is rich in vitamin-D, as you can also find vitamin-D in margarine, soy drinks, fatty fish, beef liver, cheese, and mushrooms.

Also, fiber is a great way to ensure you have healthier hair. Learn more about how you can add more fiber to your diet.

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