Updated: Aug 9, 2018
Healthy hair is more desirable than bleached or brittle hair. For many, silky hair can only be dreamed of. Take note that no food can change what grows out of your scalp, but a healthy diet can improve it by helping you grow healthier and stronger strands.
I love trying out new hair products to find out what works best for my hair. The healthier you are on the inside, the healthier you will be on the outside. Your hair will reflect that. If you want shiny silky hair, try these different foods that can help your hair’s health.
1. Brown rice
“Whole grains” probably aren’t the first thing you think of when you hear silicon. Yet this important compound is found in whole grains and is responsible for the growth and shine o your luscious locks. This mineral can keep your hair from thinning, and works to help improve circulation. This means more blood flow to your scalp, which in turn will encourage healthy hair growth
You can pair whole grains like brown rice, farro or buckwheat with almost any lean protein and veggies to make a complete hearty and healthy meal, but try this bok choy and chicken stir fry to create a menu (and hair) that really shines.
Spice up your meals with cloves for longer, stronger hair. The intake of flavonoids has been correlated with extending the growth phase of hair follicles.
b. Adding cloves to your healthy baked goods will give you a dose of this flavonoid-packed spice. But you can also toss it in mixed spiced nuts for the ideal afternoon snack. If spices aren’t your thin, sip on green tea instead.
Eggs are almost everyone’s morning BFF, but they’re also a great source of the B vitamin, biotin. Biotin gets special attention for its role in stimulating new cells wand re-growing lost hair. It’s sill up in that air as to whether or not biotin supplementation, shampoo and hair products can do the same work as biotin in your diet, so make sure to chow down on your eggs, nut butter, veggies or whole grain bread in the morning to see a difference.
4. Grass-fed beef
Grass-fed beef is high in L-lysine and iron, both nutritional components in creating healthy hair. Research has shown women suffering from hair loss had improvement through therapy involving L-lysine and iron, and it is more commonly known that iron deficiency is associated with hair loss.
You don’t need to grill a full T-bone steak to reap the benefits. Add organic grass-fed beef to a beef stew for your new go-to comfort food recipe.
5. Sasame seeds
These tiny nutritional powerhouses are packed with magnesium, a mineral that has been shown to alleviate inflammation associated with their loss. Not only that, but it plays a large role in cell growth, division and maturation, meaning that a diet high in magnesium can play a role in creating healthy strong hair. Tahini is a source made of ground sesame seeds, or make your own sesame crusted tuna for a healthy dose.
Make a conscious effort t o add these foods to your diet on a regular basis, and hopefully you’ll start to see a difference in your hair.