Good nutrition can be a great way to support your hair care journey. Choosing to eat nutrient rich healthy foods, can have a positive effect on the health of our hair and makes it possible for us to support the growth stage of our hair through adequate nutrition.
Part of a robust hair care routine is about feeding our hair from the inside out with vitamins, minerals and water, which all come from eating a healthy diet. In this blog post I will be highlighting some of the fantastic nutrient rich foods that also happen to be delicious and easy to get. I will also be highlighting why theses particular foods are good for our hair as well as our bodies. So get your pen out, it’s time to start writing your shopping list and doing some serious meal planning!
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away but did you know apples also have great benefits for your hair? Apples contain minerals including magnesium, potassium, copper, and calcium. All these minerals help in lowering hair loss and maintaining a healthy scalp. Apples also contain procyanidin a natural compound that encourages the protein to promote hair growth. Eat an apple daily to have good health but also to encourage long and lustrous hair.
Yes I have heard that asparagus can make your pee smell funny, but all jokes aside they are a really great hair food. Asparagus contains B vitamin folate which is great news as this nutrient is responsible for gene synthesis and red blood cell formation. It also plays a big part in breaking down protein, therefore providing the building blocks of hair follicles.
Fried, baked, griddled or stewed I am definitely a fan of aubergines. As well as being delicious they are also nutritious containing fibre, copper, manganese, thiamine, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, and antioxidants. These all promote a healthy body and feed into your healthy hair care routine. So whether you call them aubergines or eggplants feel free to tuck into them because they will do you good.
Apricots tastes both sweet and tart, which can sometimes make them a bit of an acquired tasted, but I would highly recommend giving them a try. This is because just 100 grams of the fruit give you 12% of vitamins A and C and 6% of potassium that you need daily. Apricots also contain vitamin E, which supports healthy hair growth and prevents hair loss. This vitamin, in combination with fatty acids, acts as a preservative by preventing damage by free radicals. Try them fresh or dried apricots are another great fruit to add to your shopping list!
Bananas contain vitamin B6 which supports the formation of red blood cells. These cells transport nutrients to your hair and scalp. They also contain the mineral silica known to make the hair more robust. I personally always use a banana in my smoothies as they add such a lovely creaminess and great texture.
So there you have it, 5 great foods that can help to nourish your hair and support healthy hair growth. Try to incorporate them into your daily meals and you will definitely benefit from the vitamins and nutrients in each food. If you need any help with your meal planning, I have you covered with my 3 month meal plan ideas so that you are all set and ready to go.
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