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8 Foods to Promote Long Healthy Hair

While we could easily end up spending hundreds of dollars on hair products and supplements that promise gorgeous locks in under a week, I’ve come to the conclusion that natural beauty is what really makes a difference! By choosing to eat healthy and pick foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients, I’ve been able to narrow my diet down to foods that are healthful and beauty promoting! These are my top 8 foods to eat for healthy hair:

1. Salmon

Why: Not only does this under the sea dish have Vitamin D and protein; it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that help maintain a healthy scalp.
Suggested Dish: Glaze it, bake it, and enjoy!

2. Yellow Peppers

Why: Bell peppers have almost 5 1/2 times the Vitamin C that oranges do. And lucky for your hair, Vitamin C is the antioxidant that strengthens your hair and its follicles. It also prevents breakage.
Suggested Dish: Stuff with rice, corn, black beans, cheese, and spices of your choosing. Bake them and enjoy!

3. Oysters

Why: Though they don’t always look like the most appealing dish on the buffet table, oysters are full of zinc, which prevents hair loss.
Suggested Dish: Seafood Linguine

4. Eggs

Why: Egg yolk contains both omega-3s and 2biotin, which will make your hair long and shiny.

Suggested Dish: The classic scrambled.

5. Sunflower Seeds

Why: Talk about your source of Vitamin E! Sunflower seeds enhance the blood flow to your scalp, which causes your hair to grow faster.
Suggested Dish: Crack ’em and eat ’em.

6.  Sweet Potatoes

Why: Loaded with carotene, which promotes hair growth.
Suggested Dish: Double bake some spuds with ham, pineapple, and mozzarella for a Hawaiian flare.

7. Avocados 

Why: Though avocados have a high conce

ntration of fatty acids, they also stimulate collagen and elastin production. Some people even mix avocado with sour cream and rub it into their scalp to make their hair grow faster. They say to leave it in for 10 minutes before washing it off. And hey, in those 10 minutes, if you get hungry, you’ve got yourself a little snack. (Just kidding, don’t eat hair avocado. That’s gross.)
Suggested Dish: Toss some in any kind of salad to make it extra delicious.

8. Almonds

Why: These delicious little nuts will make your hair grow both faster and thicker because of their high biotin content.
Suggested Dish: Add them to some raisins for a delicious snack!

What do you think? Are you up to try some natural beauty recipes to get your hair looking more beautiful than ever?



By: lorenr

One Response to “8 Foods to Promote Long Healthy Hair”

July 22, 2014 at 10:59 am, Abby said:

I agree with you 100%! If you want healthy hair (and skin!), you need to focus on nourishing your health from within. Because unless you do that, you are only scratching the surface and not getting to the root of the problem.

We’ve also written about this same topic on the blog and I’ve known about a few of the items you’ve listed here like Salmon and Almonds, etc. But sunflower seeds and avocadoes are new to me, so definitely be adding that to my diet.

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