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8 foods for better, healthy hair. Eat your way to fabulous hair!

We all want thicker, shinier hair that not only looks amazing but also grows quicker with less loss.

It can’t be down to the products alone we use on our hair, that’s a reactive response as opposed to being proactive and giving our hair the very best from the start.

It’s so much easier now to achieve gorgeous hair than we ever thought, just eat the right food!

Your hair is hungry for nutrients just like your body & by eating certain foods you are feeding your body the correct vitamins to allow your hair to flourish & be super healthy as it grows.

The foods we have selected are also perfect for clean eating, so it really is s a win win.

The major factors that influence your hair such as your age, genetics and nutrient deficiencies, you can’t really control but you can control what you put into your body, giving your hair every chance of success. 

Omega 3 fatty acids.

Is an anti-inflammatory, which helps with inflammation which causes hair shedding & helps process insulin, which can lead to pattern baldness. It’s always best to get omega 3 from natural sources such as fish.

What to eat. Salmon, mackerel, sardines. But not farmed!

Zinc & Folic acid

Both help to replenish hair and eyelash loss.

What to eat: oysters, beef, crab and lobster. 

Biotin, also known as vitamin H! increases hairs elasticity and protects against dryness. It also helps to produce keratin…one of the main components of hair.

What to eat: brown rice, green peas, lentils, eggs, avocado and oats.

Super food fact - Oats are rich in iron, fiber, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, which stimulate hair growth, making it thick and health

Vitamin B12 and vitamin C

Helps to reduce hair loss, and slows down the grey process! It also allows you to absorb iron into your system better.

What to eat: tangerines and guava.

Super food fact - The benefits of tangerines affect your hair in two big ways:

1. Its vitamin C content makes it easier for your body to absorb iron, such as from spinach;

2. The vitamin B12 in tangerines promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and slows down the graying process.

 Vitamin C prevents hair from becoming brittle and breaking. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, researchers tested an oral supplement containing vitamin C in women with thinning hair. They found the supplement promoted “significant hair growth in women with temporary hair thinning.” Although we often think of oranges as the best source of vitamin C, one guava packs four to five times as much.

Iron

what to eat: spinach, marmite, bok choy.

Spinach is rich in iron and contains sebum, which acts as a natural conditioner for hair.

The leafy green also provides omega-3 acids, magnesium, potassium & calcium all of which help keep hair lustrous, shiny

Vitamin A

Contains an antioxidant known as retinol, it is great for your eye health but also helps produce sebum which is great for both hair and scalp as well as fights free radicals (unstable atoms that weight your hair down!)

What to eat: carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, mangos and peaches.

Vitamin E

This is great for skin health but also like vitamin A it helps with the free radicals! Helps blood circulation which also helps oxygen absorption= new hair growth!!

What to eat: beans, leafy greens, nuts, and Greek yogurt.

Super food fact - Ever noticed Greek statues always have thick, full, wavy hair. An artistic choice? Perhaps. But maybe it’s due to the thick, protein-rich yogurt that Greeks have been eating since 500 B.C. Greek yogurt is rich in vitamins, which help with blood flow to your scalp and increase hair growth. 

Cashews have biotin, and walnuts contain oils that add to the amount of elastin in your hair. Elastin keeps hair supple and stops it from breaking

Almond butter contains a wide variety of nutrients—including protein, healthy fats, and certain vitamins—that have all been linked to hair health. It’s the vitamin E content in the nuts that researchers say is particularly good for keeping your locks thick and lustrous.

 

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