Five foods that will help you get healthier and stronger hair
Updated: Nov 20
Egg whites. They are made up of the same amino acids that make up collagen. Your body needs this to build Keratin~protein that makes up your hair. Collagen levels begin to decline after the age of 20, so incorporating that back into your diet will help your body naturally produce collagen. A great, easy way to do that, is by eating egg whites.
Salmon. Salmon is packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Your body can’t make these healthy fats on their own, so you have to get them through your food. This will help keep your hair healthy and shiny.
Spinach or Kale. Spinach is one of those great green leafy vegetables that are full of fantastic nutrients. It contains vitamin a, iron, vitamin B and vitamin C. They all work together to create a healthy scalp. They also help to keep your hair moisturized. Kale is another great green choice full of vitamins and nutrients.
Lean Poultry. This includes meat such as chicken or turkey. They offer plenty of protein to your hair. If you do not get enough protein in your diet, your hair can ‘go to sleep’. This can lead to breakage or even hair loss. Add a little lean protein to your daily diet so you don’t have to worry about that!
Lentils. They have a ton of folic acid. This helps your body to make red blood cells. Red blood cells help to stimulate your scalp. Better blood flow leads to better hair. And can even reduce hair loss.
BONUS TIP! ~ Don't you love bonus tips? I have to add this because it is so easy to add one spoonful (who can have just one though;) into your daily routine and has almost everything I mentioned in the above foods (but all in this one!) The answer is almond butter!!! Packed with everything your hair is made up of, and needs to keep it healthy.
SAMPLE DAILY MENU
Breakfast - Spinach and egg white omelette
Lunch - Chicken and kale salad
Dinner - Salmon and lentils
Snack - Almond butter on sliced apple
Next blog will be the foods that are WORST for your hair. Stay tuned!