Superfoods for Your Hair
On a daily basis, your hair battles a lot of shine-eliminating, frizz-causing enemies. From pollution to product buildup and heat, your tresses endure a lot. Fight the damage by eating more of these superfoods which have been shown to make hair grow thicker, longer, and shinier.
The Nutrients: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Iron, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D
The Benefits: The omega-3 fatty acids help to keep your scalp hydrated while the iron and vitamins B12 and D help to improve hair strength and prevent breakage.
The Nutrients: Protein, Biotin, and B Vitamins
The Benefits: Eggs are a great source of high-quality protein that enables hair growth and strength. The biotin and B vitamins found in eggs work to prevent hair loss and improve scalp health.
The Nutrients: Zinc, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Vitamin E
The Benefits: All tree nuts are good for hair, but Almonds are considered the best for preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. Zinc helps to increase circulation to the scalp and omege-3 fatty acids improve shine and volume. Vitamin E prevents split ends so your hair can be its healthiest.
The Nutrients: Iron, Potassium, calcium, magnesium, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C
The Benefits: Vitamins A and C increases sebum—a naturally occurring oil that works to soften and de-frizz hair. Broccoli is also rich in iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and omega-3, all of these nutrients stimulate hair growth.
The Nutrients: Protein and Vitamin E
The Benefits: This pseudo-grain is loaded with protein that strengthens hair so it can grow long and strong. Quinoa is also packed with vitamin E which helps to balance the production of vitamin E.
Other foods that improve hair health include pumpkin seeds, mango, kidney beans, cottage cheese, and green peas.
Which of these superfoods is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.