Top 10 Food Groups to Encourage Hair Growth

food to help natural hair growth

If you’re impatiently waiting to see your hair sprout from your scalp this article may help you achieve your hair length goals a little sooner. We definitely are what we eat and in order to encourage the overall health of our body, hair included, we need to pay more attention to what we put in it. So I’ve compiled a quick list of foods to incorporate into your site. They will go a long to help encourage your hair to grow.

Salmon and Mackerel provide omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B-12 and iron. Essential omega-3 fatty acids support scalp health. Deficiency can result in a dry scalp and dull hair. Vegetarians may source plant-based omega-3 fats from ground flaxseed macadamia nuts and walnuts.

Dark Green Vegetables
Spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard, provide vitamins A and C used in sebum production (secreted by hair follicles). Dark green vegetables provide iron and calcium.

Legumes (kidney beans and lentils) provide protein, iron, zinc, and biotin. Biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair.

Brazil nuts are a natural source of selenium.  Walnuts contain zinc and alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help hair condition. Pecans, cashews and almonds also contain zinc. Zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding.

Poultry provides the high-quality protein and iron with a high degree of bio availability. Weak brittle hair may derive from protein deficiency.

Eggs are sources of protein, biotin and vitamin B-12 – important beauty nutrients.

Whole Grains
Fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, containing zinc, iron, and B vitamins are important.

Zinc is a powerful antioxidant. In addition to other sources e.g. whole grain, nuts, beef and lamb.

Low-Fat Dairy Products
Calcium, Whey and Casein are important minerals for hair growth sourced from skimmed milk and yogurt.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A.

A good multivitamin can be a foundation of health and nutrition. Changes in skin and hair can provide clues to the presence of an underlying vitamin deficiency. Hair ultimately reflects the overall condition of the body. In health problems or nutritional deficiencies hair may stop growing or become brittle.

If a body is in good health, it is possible to maximize genetic growth cycle through taking the proper blend of amino acids and B-vitamins. Certain vitamins, minerals and amino-acids are crucial to the metabolic pathways involved in keratin protein (hair) metabolism, leading to a potential loss of hair and substantial degradation of hair health.

There is a rather adequate research basis to justify product effectiveness claims for a vitamin, mineral and amino-acid complex designed to supply the nutrients needed by healthy growing hair. Remember that a clean balanced diet improves your over all health, so please do not change your diet only for hair health benefits.

Whew, that was a lot of information! But, I want you to be well informed and healthy! So ,let me know how your hair growth (and overall health) improves  with your better eating choices. I look forward to hearing from you in the comment section below!

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