Foods For Hair Growth: How Many Are In Your Diet?

Instagram is exploding with pictures of women selling hair vitamins! Just a glance at the gram makes it clear that women of all races are clamoring to get the best nutrients for healthy, long, and strong hair. Even I have started taking a multi-vitamin. Still, I prefer to try to get my nutrients through food. (Because I love eating, hehe!) So, I did a little research to see if I am eating enough of the foods that are supposedly great for your hair.

How many of these are in your fridge?

  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Almonds and Sunflower Seeds
  • Whole grains
  • Carrots
  • Avocado
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cinnamon
  • Oatmeal
  • Lentils
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Salmon
  • Yellow Peppers
  • Halibut

A diet that includes all of these foods will be rich in protein, iron, vitamins A, B5, C, and E, biotin, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and zinc.  All of our cells are made out of Vitamin A and it helps to promote sebum (that oil that our scalp naturally makes).  Vitamin B5 helps to increase blood flow to the scalp. Omega 3 acids are a key nutrient in regulating our bodies, helping to create our cell membranes. Iron deficiencies lead to hair loss.  And we all know biotin is key for healthy hair.

I was happily surprised to find that I eat a lot of these foods already. But I could definitely step it up. So, below I sketched out a little meal plan that I thought I could share. I often eat lunch with co-workers during the week, so I did not plan anything for lunch. Instead, I tried to fit all the foods above into my breakfast, snack and dinner.  We’ll see if it works! I’m going to try to eat a variation of this plan for a month to see if I can tell a difference. If you try it, let me know!

 

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Thank you for reading and happy eating!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I used to take Biotin but never again.
    I will eat my way to beautiful hair and skin.
    I don’t care how long it takes 😩
    Kelle – http://www.itskellesspace.com

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    1. shaybelles says:

      Yea I had a friend who broke out like crazy when she was taking biotin. Eating is so much more fun too 😄!

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      1. Yeah I always felt bloated all the time but it did work though.
        Yeah exactly, I’d rather stuff my face 😀 lol

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