Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair by Following these Simple Tips

Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair by Following these Simple Tips

Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair by Following these Simple Tips

The hair you are born with is an expression of your genetic makeup, healthy hair or not. However, our hair is also affected by our surrounding environment and lifestyle! Diet is especially known to have a drastic influence on the quality of our hair. In order to obtain optimal health for our hair, we should consume a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of growth-promoting protein, iron and the right mixture of vitamins & trace elements.

A diet for healthy hair consists of these essential foods.

High quality, lean protein including chicken, turkey, fish, and eggs.

Cysteine, the main amino acid that forms keratin is present in these forms of protein and can also be found in foods such as; red peppers, garlic, onions, Brussels sprouts, dairy products, oats and broccoli. Iron rich foods such as prunes and dates are great also.

Beans like kidney beans, lima beans, pinto beans are good sources of

  • biotin
  • protein
  • iron
  • zinc

Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, kale and lettuce are great sources of

  • vitamins A
  • vitamin C
  • calcium
  • iron.

Carrots are filled with

  • Vitamin A

Eggs contain an abundance of

  • proteins
  • Vitamin B12
  • iron
  • zinc
  • biotin.

Shrimp contain a high concentration of

  • vitamin B12
  • iron
  • zinc

Nuts are a natural source of 

  • Zinc

Oats are full of

  • fiber
  • zinc
  • iron
  • omega-6 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fatty acids)


Walnuts also contain Selenium, which is important for the hair. Fish including salmon, herring, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and bluefish, as well as flaxseed, canola oil, pumpkin seeds and walnuts are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Low fat dairy products such as skim milk and yogurt are sources of calcium and contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.

Believe us when we tell you nutrition is key, not only for strong, beautiful hair, but also for your overall health. The foods listed above will help your hair grow and stay healthy, however, they are also amazing foods for our immune system, heart health, brain health, digestive system, eye health, and many more. Keep these foods in your diet to stay on the right track!

More information on keeping your hair happy, skin glowing, and feeling healthy is right here!


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