What are hair-healthy foods?
It seems like food impacts everything from your health to your hair, but in order for your hair to look it’s ultimate Fabriah-tastic, it needs the right nutrients. But how do you make it past the noise and to find foods that will really help you? You need not worry Fabriahlites, we’ve brought you the top 10 hair-healthy foods!
No we’re not nuts for telling you this… If you want an easy (and tasty) way to promote scalp health and natural hair-conditioning, swap the lunchtime crisps for a handful of nuts. Brazil nuts are one of natures best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Furthermore, Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid – an omega-3 fatty avid that may help condition your hair.
Low-fat, tasty and now helping to protect against brittle hair and loss of hair colour! We’ll definitely be choosing ‘chicken’ as our meat-option from now.
As with poultry, eggs are amazing sources of protein abd will also help to protect against brittle hair and loss of hair colour. In addition, they contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are essential nutrients for any beauty queen.
Let’s all give a big shout out to whole-grains for providing us with lots of hair-healthy nutrients such as zinc, iron and B-vitamins! You can easily get your daily dose of whole grain goodness by swapping your rice, pastas and breads for their healthier alternatives. The flavours can actually benefit some dishes too!
Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon provides your body with the essential nutrients to support a healthy scalp.
Dark Green Vegetables
Whilst we all use conditioners to promote certain aspects of our hair, our bodies do have their own natural hair conditioners, sebum. Sebum is essential in keeping the hair and scalp moisturised and provides an essential water boundary. Foods such as spinach and brocolli, that are rich in vitamins A and C promote the production of sebum. And who can say no to some pak-choi in a low-fat stir fry? It’s a win-win really!
Have you been searching instagram for hairspiration, wishing you had those long luscious locks? No… No… Us neither ;). But if you are dreaming of #longhairdontcare goals, beans are an amazing way to promote hair growth! In particular, kidney beans and lentils are packed full of protein to make your hair grow longer, faster. In addition, they contain iron, zinc and biotin. Your hair and body will thank you for this addition!
Looking for another high dose of hair-boosting zinc? Maybe splash out on a seafood dinner? Take a trip to the sea and indulge in some guilt-free oysters! These delicacies are full of zinc, giving them a top-ten spot for hair-healthy foods.
Low-Fat Dairy Products
We’re going to have Rapunzel hair in no time with all these foods! Low-fat dairy products provide your body with an amazing source of calcium, whilst also protecting your waistline. The best part, calcium is an important mineral for hair growth!
Another one to keep you scalp-happy. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp. Furthermore, a healthy scalp is essential for shiny, well-conditioned hair. We’re still undecided on that myth where they let you see in the dark though…
Foods to make your locks flop
Now we’re not telling you to avoid these completely, but all diets require moderation. To help you out a little, we’ve found the top three anti hair-healthy foods. Sugary Foods, Alcohol and Caffeine can all have negative effects on your hair. This is due to alcohol and caffeine depleting the body of minerals which are essential for healthy hair and a healthy scalp. As stated, don’t deprive yourselves of these! We may go crazy without our morning coffees and a little chocolate now and again. Just remember, everything in moderation.
So there you have it Fabriahlites, your comprehensive guide to eating your way to healthy hair.