5 Foods To Eat If You Want Healthier, Stronger Hair

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Whether you want thick, flowing locks or seek for your hair to reappear in general, the following foods will help you reach your goal(s). Foods such as pumpkin seeds, carrots and eggs are rich in nutrients which are essential for hair growth. By consuming them more frequently, you can take your tresses from thin and brittle to strong and nourished.

Following are 5 foods you should eat if you want healthy hair:

1) Pumpkin Seeds

The nutritional powerhouses contain a wide variety of nutrients, not limited to magnesium, manganese, copper, protein and zinc. In addition to these minerals, the amino acid Cucurbitin helps hair grow.

Because of their nutritional profile, pumpkin seeds may benefit the heart, liver and immune system, fight diabetes and support healthy prostates. Add the seeds to oatmeal, make a nut mylk with them, or eat them as a snack.

2) Carrots

Carrots are notoriously high in vitamin A — an important nutrient for skin, hair and nail growth — but they are also rich in calcium, potassium, fiber, vitamins B1, B2, B6, K and C.

Rich in beta-carotene, they are the perfect snack to make your hair shiny. Spiralize carrots and add them to a salad or eat them raw.  

3) Radishes

If you like spicy food, radishes are the root vegetable for you. Radishes are rich silicon, sulfur and vitamin C — all of which support immune health and healthy locks. Eat more of them by shredding them and adding them to salads or including them in vegetable-rich juices.

4) Eggs

When you eat the yolk of an egg, you ingest high levels of vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and iron. All nutrients support healthy hair.

Enjoy egg yolks in a scramble or in healthy baked goods.

5) Prunes

Most people believe prunes are only good for relieving constipation ails. Consuming dried plums, however, can also improve the quality of your hair. This is because the fruits is abundant in iron and helps prevent dryness. Consume the dried fruit chopped, and in oatmeal, or added into a smoothie.

Due to their nutrient content, these 5 foods are great for revitalizing and re-growing hair. Adopting an alkaline, plant-based diet, getting regular exercise (sweating for detoxification) and taking good care of your tresses will also support healthy hair growth.

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