5 Foods for Longer and Healthier Hair

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We have all heard this before – beauty starts from within. What we put into our body radiates into how we feel on the outside. Healthy food, regular exercise, kind words are all contributors to how we feel every day. Today, we will focus on food, and more specifically on food that makes more beautiful, healthier and longer hair!

1. Avocadosdownload

Avocados are pretty much perfection concentrated into one round green shell. It is a great source of healthy fats, which are very important to our overall health. Indeed, unsaturated fats can help control blood sugar levels, play an important role in cognitive function and emotional health, and if you didn’t guess it already, avocados make our hair very happy! Avocados are amazing not just because of their creamy consistency and light flavor, but also due to the vitamins A, D and E and omega-9 fatty acids that they contain. When avocados are not in season, the best alternative is the oil extracted from them. Avocado oil can be directly applied to the hair in order to stimulate collagen production, which is very beneficial to our hair growth.

2. Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

Pumpkin and sunflower seeds, although tiny, are filled with lots of benefits that make our hair happy. These little shells are packed with iron, which is extremely important to the health of our hair. Hair loss is primarily caused from a lack of iron, so we want to make sure that our iron levels remain high and steady. In addition, pumpkin seeds are very high in zinc, vitamins A, and K and omega-3 fatty acids. Sunflower seeds are also high in vitamin E, which enhances our blood flow to the scalp and promotes faster hair growth.

3. Green Leafy Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables definitely lack some love. Maybe because of their scary color, or bitter flavor, they are often underrated
and under-eaten. Green leafy vegetables are extremely high in iron and allow us to battle brittle hair. A great example of this is spinach; rich in vitamin A, iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. Greens ensure a healthy scalp and allow for hair to stay moisturized. There is a great variety of green leafy vegetables like swiss chard, kale, broccoli, arugula…the list goes on!

4. Hazelnut Butter

Hazelnut Butter is extremely high in biotin and can be added to any pancake or smoothie recipe for added creaminess, protein and biotin. Biotin is very important because these B7 vitamins are not only responsible for digestion, but also for promoting hair growth.

5. Sweet Potatoes

download (1)Vegetables and fruits are very high in vitamins and minerals, which help us nourish our bodies and promote the growth of our hair. Sweet potatoes are truly the best. Their incredible sweetness matched with the antioxidant Beta Carotene that they possess (our bodies convert it into vitamin A) make this a special food that we should include more into our diet. Baked in the oven with some cinnamon and rosemary, or grilled on the pan with some tomato sauce and cumin, sweet potatoes will help you get stronger and healthier hair!






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