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?
- Citrus Fruits
- Almonds and Sunflower Seeds
- Whole grains
- Greek Yogurt
- Sweet Potatoes
- Yellow Peppers
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!
Thank you for reading and happy eating!