Believe it or not, the foods we eat can actually promote longer, healthier hair!
While there are several factors that account for our hair’s overall vitality and strength, our diet is certainly one key element that will support our goals for achieving stronger, thicker and more voluminous hair. So let’s have a look at some of the foods and ingredients we can easily incorporate into our diets to get that nutrient boost!
1. Raw Leafy Greens
If you’re someone who's apprehensive about committing to the idea of adding green foods to your diet, we feel you, but we also know that “you can’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.”
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, chard, arugula, and lettuce are extremely nutrient dense and have greater nutritional value than their non-leafy counterparts. Leafy greens are a great source of folate, iron, vitamin C, and magnesium; vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy and strong hair. With so many available “greens” on the market, and so many methods of consumption, it’s worth exploring and finding one that suits your lifestyle – especially once you see how great it can make you feel and look.
2. Eggs, Fish and Lean Meats
Our hair is made up of a protein called Keratin, so it’s easy to understand why maintaining a sufficient level of protein in the body is essential for healthy hair. Similarly, a biotin or B12 deficiency can lead to hair loss, and hair that appears lackluster and dull, and should also be maintained through diet or supplements. For example, incorporating grass-fed chicken, their eggs, and meat, which are all high in protein, biotin, vitamin A and B12 are great options. Fish, which is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc, other hair health essentials, that will encourage the hair to retain moisture, preventing it from feeling brittle and breaking.
3. Seeds, Nuts and Dark Chocolate
Seeds like hemp seed, chia seed, flax seed and pumpkin seed, are practically bursting with vitamins and minerals. Many of them contain protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and antioxidants which help strengthen the hair follicles for new and healthy hair growth. Other small but mighty options are nuts like walnuts, Brazil nuts and almonds which possess protein, iron, biotin, vitamin E and copper. These vitamins and minerals promote a healthy scalp, which is vital for healthy hair.
Dark chocolate also contains high concentrations of iron, copper and zinc. Lucky us!
Opt for dark chocolate without sugar for optimal benefits.
4. Beans and Legumes
Beans and legumes are a great source of plant-based proteins, iron, zinc, folate and several B vitamins. The nutrients found in beans and legumes ensure proper circulation to the scalp, and nutrients to the follicles, roots and hair strands.
5. Citrus Fruits, Berries and Grapes
All citrus fruits have high concentrations of vitamin C, which is great for our overall immune system. A healthy immune system then translated into all our essential vitamins and minerals being able to properly circulate throughout the body which yes, our hair and scalp will absolutely benefit from.
Berries are another fruit packed with antioxidants that help fight off free radicals for improve skin health, and also help repair damaged hair, split ends and lackluster hair.
No matter how great the hair products we use on our hair, if we are not eating well and supplying our bodies with the right vitamins and minerals, we will not see long-lasting improvements in the condition of our hair (and more); the products we use work side-by-side with our diet and lifestyle to have us feeling and looking great.
So if you want to kick-start your health in an easy and fun way, look no further than our Vitamin & Supplement Powder ! It’s easy to incorporate into any dish or drink you choose and is jam packed with beneficial ingredients and nutrients like:
- Haitian Moringa: which contains MORE anti-Inflammatory power, antioxidants, protein, calcium, iron and fiber than TURMERIC, MATCHA and KALE.
- Collagen: which imparts increased elasticity, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increased blood flow to skin, improved skin cell turnover.
- Biotin: which improves the keratin infrastructure (keratin is a basic protein that makes up your hair, skin, nails).
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