5 Healthy Foods To Boost Hair Growth
Healthy hair and good nutrition are naturally linked, due to the fact that our hair needs vitamins and minerals to flourish. As well as having great hair care products we also need to have a healthy diet to promote healthy hair and hair growth. In this post I will be sharing 5 great foods that can really support your hair growth journey. It is always important to seek out nutrient rich foods that contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids as all these support healthy hair growth. So lets dive in and look at some delicious and nutritious foods.
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Blueberries are a great natural source of vitamins K, C, manganese, fibre and copper. Vitamin K helps to maintain healthy hair while vitamin C strengthens the hair by building collagen. A manganese deficiency may cause hair loss and copper helps with hair growth. All that goodness from a tiny little berry, wow!
Berries are loaded with beneficial compounds and vitamins that may promote hair growth. This includes vitamin C, which has strong antioxidant properties. Antioxidants can help protect hair follicles against damage from harmful molecules called free radicals. So grab a handful of berries and add them to your morning smoothie or enjoy some berries as part of your your mid-morning snack.
Butternut Squash is not only tasty, but it also packs a punch of vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants that are great for our body, hair and skin. A one-cup serving of cooked butternut squash provides more than 450% of the RDI for vitamin A and over 50% of the RDI for vitamin C, which is needed to aid the absorption of iron in our bodies. Healthy, light and deliciously versatile, if butternut squash isn’t already part of your shopping list I think it’s a good one to add on.
Broccoli is full of Vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium-all of which promote healthy hair. Calcium strengthens your hair follicles and the vitamins stimulate the production of sebum which is your scalps natural oil. Vitamin C also helps to combat hair loss by eliminating free radicals.
Drinking carrot juice can help with hair growth due to carrots containing vitamin A. Hair contains the fastest growing tissues in the body and vitamin A is required for the growth of every cell. Vitamin A also helps the scalp in producing the natural sebum oil. This oil keeps the scalp and roots healthy, which in turn can help to boost hair growth. Carrots are also a great source of nutrients containing vitamin E, which helps improve blood circulation on your scalp. This in turn promotes hair growth and protects you from premature greying.
So there you have it 5 healthy foods that will help to support healthy hair growth, which food is your favourite?
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