Eat These 8 Superfoods for Healthy Hair (With Quick and Easy Recipes)
Hair is an integral part of our appearance, and people want longer hair faster. Interestingly, hair grows an average of half an inch every month and about 6 inches in one year.
While genetics and age affect hair growth, they are things we have no control over. We control other things - like the foods we eat every day. Incorporating certain food items into our diet can help promote hair growth. Having a diet rich in beneficial nutrients can help prevent hair loss.
Have you ever heard the phrase: "You are what you eat"?
So start eating healthy!
Here are some foods you can incorporate into your diet for healthier hair:
Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and herring contain nutrients that promote hair growth. Many people have stated that taking fish oil has improved the quality of their hair. Fatty fish are a source of omega-3, which is beneficial for hair. Fish is also helpful for adding shine to your hair!
Try a honey garlic glazed salmon:
1. In a pan, heat butter and oil, then add garlic, water, soy sauce, sriracha, honey, and lemon juice.
2. Add your seasoned salmon (use whatever spices you like!) and cook for three minutes.
3. When the salmon cooks on one side, use a spoon to pour the extra glaze on top.
4. Allow your salmon to baste for 5-6 minutes and enjoy!
Shrimp is another excellent option for pescatarians. It is a type of shellfish and contains many nutrients that promote hair growth. Shrimp contains Vitamins B and D, zinc, iron, and protein sources. Shrimp also has a low concentration of omega-3. Incorporating shrimp in your meals once or twice a week can show effective results.
Try this quick lemon garlic butter shrimp:
1. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a pan and add chopped garlic.
2. Cook the mixture for one minute.
3. Add your seasoned shrimp to the mix and cook until the shrimp is slightly pink.
4. Add two more tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of water, and the juice of half a lemon.
5. Stir and cook until the butter melts.
6. You can add more lemon juice, salt, and pepper-based on personal taste.
7. Finish the dish with a garnish of parsley!
Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin A, which is beneficial for your hair. Research has revealed that vitamin A promotes the production of sebum. Sebum is vital to keep the hair healthy. Vitamin A can improve the overall health of your hair and strengthen your hair follicles.
Try this easy roasted sweet potato recipe:
1. Drizzle olive oil on chopped sweet potato and season with salt, pepper, cinnamon (also good for your hair), and honey.
2. Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 375F.
3. Season with more olive oil and honey.
4. Enjoy your healthy snack!
Greek Yogurt is a good source of protein. It also contains Vitamin B5, which helps improve the blood circulation in your scalp. Better blood flow to your head means a healthier crop of hair! Vitamin B5 can also help tackle hair loss and hair thinning. A fun way to incorporate greek yogurt into your diet is through acai bowls. Or, if you’re looking for a simple snack, mix in some of your favorite berries with Greek yogurt, add some honey (if you have a sweet tooth), and enjoy!
There’s a reason tv’s favorite sailor (Popeye) loved this leafy green! Spinach is excellent for you if you have brittle hair. It contains Vitamin A, iron, folate, Vitamin C, and beta carotene. These ingredients work well together to give you a healthy scalp and hair. If you don’t like eating your greens (honestly, who does?), try getting your dose of spinach from smoothies.
A green smoothie that has green apples, frozen bananas, and pineapples. Spinach has a mild flavor and mixes seamlessly with these ingredients. You get the benefits of spinach and the taste of a great green smoothie!
This tropical fruit grows all year round, but spring is the season for bloom! Guavas are rich in vitamin C and prevent hair fall. One cup of guava holds 377 mg of Vitamin C. You can have guava as a snack or try making guava juice! You can have guava jelly with bread. A guava glaze would pair well with shrimp and fish.
Cinnamon is known to help with blood circulation. Proper blood circulation allows oxygen to flow freely to the hair follicles, promoting better hair growth. You can add cinnamon to your favorite coffee. You can also add cinnamon to your oatmeal or toast for a kick of flavor, and you get healthy hair as a bonus.
Coconut has a lot of benefits. Coconut oil can be used for various purposes ranging from moisturizing your body to cooking. Similarly, coconut water is beneficial for the body. Coconut water contains nutrients and potassium, which promote new hair growth. The best part about coconut water is that you don’t have to worry about cooking or cleaning up the mess afterward!
The journey to healthier hair requires a combination of things to look good. Eating healthy foods is essential for nourishing the body, and using natural ingredients when taking care of your hair is crucial for the scalp.
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