So the majority of us want strong and healthy hair right? But how many of us are intentional about making sure we attain that hair strength and health we long for? We often place so much trust and hope in products but did you know that you can nourish your hair from the inside out with what you eat?
On average, your hair should grow between a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) and 2 inches (5cm) per month. Yes, while it’s true that the rate (how fast) your hair grows can depend on factors such as age and genetics, it also depends on some important things we can control: our health (including exercise) and diet. In fact, a diet lacking the right nutrients will easily lead to hair loss.
Here are some awesome foods you can incorporate into your diet to speed up hair growth!
Spinach and Avocado
Spinach is loaded with folate, iron, vitamins A and C, which boosts the chances of hair growth.
Avocados are rich in Vitamin E, and antioxidant that improves hair growth. Addtionally they are a great source of essential fatty acids, which have proven to be crucial to promoting hair growth.
Berries, sweet peppers and sweet potatoes
Berries are loaded with compounds like antioxidants and vitamins that increase the likelihood of hair growth. For example, strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, which aids collagen production and iron absorption, two factors have been proven to stimulate hair growth!
Sweet peppers are a rich soruce of Vitamins A and C, two nutrients that help ensure thta hair stays healthy and keeps growing.
Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A, which helps with sebum production. Additionally it has other factors that help speed up the rate of hair growth.
Fatty fish, oysters and nuts
Fatty fish like salmon, herring, mackerel are great sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to improving hair growth and density.
Oysters are one of the best soruces of zinc in one’s diet. This mineral helps support hair growth and its repair cycles.
Nuts (and seeds) are packed with nutrients like Vitamin E, B, zinc and other essetial fatty acids, all of which promote hair growth and are linked to many other health benefits.
Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, which a essential to hair growth and health. A deficiency in any one of these has been closely linked to hair loss.
We really hope this helped you! Let us know what you’ll be incorporating in your diet for your healthy hair growth journey?
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