What if you were told that you could have thicker, stronger, longer hair by adding brussels sprouts and liver to your daily diet…would you do it? While both of these actually do promote healthy hair, even those who really want to improve their hair might not think it’s worth it.
Fortunately for non-liver-lovers like me, there are plenty of both healthy and delicious foods that support the overall health of our hair. Whether you’re already eating these foods or not, it’s good to know which ones are said to specifically promote thicker, stronger, and longer hair.
Thicker Hair – Halibut, strawberries, raspberries, swiss chard, carrots, onions, cauliflower, and cucumber.
These foods contain biotin which is said to increase the hair’s elasticity and prevent breakage.
Stronger Hair – Fortified whole-grain cereals, nuts, egg yolks, meat, oysters, liver, wheat germ, soy, pumpkin seeds, shrimp, and mussels.
These foods are a great source of Zinc, which is important for hair tissue growth and repair.
Cereals like Total or Multigrain cheerios have not only zinc, but also iron and other essential vitamins (B in particular) to replenish the hair follicle when they need it most…in the morning.
Longer Hair – Chicken breast, lean red meats and fish, beans, yogurt and skim milk.
Calcium and protein are both essential nutrients for hair growth. Many dairy products are not only a great source of calcium, but also contain the protein rich ingredients whey and casein.
Lean meats including chicken, fish, and red meats contain the most easily absorbed iron, which are essential in providing oxygen to the hair follicle.
Beans are a great vegetarian source of protein and also contain iron and zinc.
In addition, these are some common hair “super foods”. They serve multiple functions that are great for all aspects of your hair.
Salmon – Salmon contains not only B-vitamins and protein, but also selenium which strengthens the hair strands. Lastly it’s the best source of omega-3 fatty acid, the scalps favorite nutrient.
Citrus Fruits – Foods high in Vitamin C such as grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, and lemons help form collagen on the hair follicle. This keeps the strands strong and healthy which in turn promotes optimal growth.
Keep in mind, if you decide to add some of these foods to your diet, you won’t see the effects right away. In fact, it may take six months or more before you see results. In the meantime, try using our Cell Therapy product (if you aren’t already). Also, choose the foods you enjoy and stay motivated! Thicker, Stronger, Longer hair is within reach.