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10 Best Foods for Healthy Hair

Updated on December 10, 2019

Hair loss or baldness is known as Alopecia.

This can be a tiring experience for anyone. Because of the pollution, stress, unhealthy lifestyle our hair suffers so much!

Hair loss can also be a reason of genetics, medical condition, hormonal issues or nutritional lacking. And like any part of our body, hair needs specific nutrition too.

Iron, protein or silica-rich foods are the key components of healthy hair. By making better choices for our daily food intake, it is possible to nourish our hair from within.

Here are 10 different foods that are most effective for healthy hair:

1. Egg

A great reason for hair loss is the deficiency of protein and biotin. Egg is a great source of these ingredients.

Egg contains carotenes, zinc, lutein, Vitamin A and D.

It also helps to boost collagen, a very important element for hair strength.

2. Lean Poultry

Lean poultry have less saturated fat than red meat like beef. It is a powerful source of protein and protein is one of the main reasons for hair growth.

3. Salmon and Sardines

Omega-3 fatty acid is something that our body needs in almost every way. Fatty fishes like salmon and sardines can be your best choice for that.

4. Nuts

Nuts are the powerhouse of goodness!

B Vitamins, Vitamin E, fatty acids, zinc, fiber, protein etc are loaded in nuts. There’s no doubt that it can not only improve your hair health, but also can do wonders for overall health.

5. Shrimps

Shrimps are another great source of protein. It is loaded with B Vitamins, Vitamin D, minerals like iron and zinc. These elements can be beneficial for hair growth.

6. Spinach

Spinach is full of nutrients which promote hair growth and improves our health. It is rich in Vitamin A,C, iron, calcium and fiber.

7. Avocado

A powerful source of B Vitamins, Vitamin, C, E, K, folic acid, potassium and lot more is Avocado.

It is beneficial for hair growth as well.

8. Mangoes

This delicious delight is loaded with Vitamin A, B6, C, Silica, Folate etc. Its components are good for the strength and growth of hair.

9. Soy Beans

Soy beans contain Vitamin B2, magnesium, iron, omega-3 etc.

These elements contribute to the hair health very much.

10. Berries

Berries are rich in antioxidant properties, which protect hair from damages. It is also rich in potassium and Vitamin C.

Some Honorable Mentions:

Milk: Milk is the source of protein, multivitamins, calcium, phosphorus and much more. Good for hair health obviously.

Cinnamon: Helps with the blood circulation and flow to the scalp.

Leafy Greens: Promotes keratin, filled with B Vitamins, Vitamin A, C, K, Folate and Potassium.

Olive Oil: Natural antioxidants promote scalp health. Thickens hair and protects from damages.

Pumpkin Seeds: Filled with protein, copper, manganese, zinc, iron etc. Great for hair immunity and growth.

Flaxseeds: Nourishes hair and prevents from weakness. Rich in Vitamin B1, Omega-3, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium.

Figs: Rich in iron, it helps hair to grow and lock the shine. Figs contain Vitamin A, E, Iron, Potassium etc.

Oysters: Rich in zinc, great for hair health.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy head full of hair!

Let “Fitness” be our goal and “Health” our main priority.

Thank you for reading.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Jannat Hossain

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