Monday, September 19, 2016

The 5 best foods for the best hair

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like some people can get 5 inches of new hair just by sneezing. Not me. I've always had the hardest time growing my hair out. I dream of lengthy glamorous hair that can cover my breasts if I suddenly find myself in a Blue Lagoon-type situation, but my hair grows so slowly it's almost impossible. For years I tried several products from every price range that promised results but it wasn't until I did some research and made a few changes in my diet that I really noticed my hair growing a lot faster and also healthier. Here are the 5 foods that will do the trick for you too:

1. Legumes
Legumes (especially beans) are very helpful for hair growth and even reparation of damaged hair because they are packed full of proteins, iron, and zinc. Iron is the best ally against hair loss and zinc is essential in hair production so eat as many beans as you can!

2. Carrots
Carrots are just amazing. They have lots of Beta-carotene that synthesizes into Vitamin A, which does many important things for your body while it nourishes your hair and strengthens your scalp. The best thing is, it's super easy to incorporate them in your daily diet, they taste delicious in savory foods but also go great in smoothies and juices so you can have them every morning.

3. Nuts
Nuts have high levels of proteins and vitamin E that will prevent hair loss, make your hair shiny and your bones stronger. They're also an important source of fiber and antioxidants so If you don't already eat nuts everyday, you really should! They are also incredibly easy (and delicious) to incorporate in your daily life as snacks, in smoothies or crushed and sprinkled on top of any salad.

4. Flaxseed (also known as linseed)
These tiny brown seeds may not look like much but trust me, your hair craves them. They're an amazing source of Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B1 and B6 (and lots of other good stuff) which means they help pretty much in every step of the way: strengthening scalp and hair follicles, promoting proper lubrication, and producing new healthy hair. If there was a definite recipe for beautiful, luscious hair, flaxseed would be in it. A great way to eat flaxseed is also in smoothies and salads or ground and mixed with water as an egg substitute for baking.

5. Citrus
Citrus and other fruits like kiwi and guava will provide all the Vitamin C your hair needs to be long and healthy. Vitamin C helps produce collagen, which is the key protein for healthy hair production. It also hydrates the scalp and hair, makes it softer and stronger preventing breakage and hair loss. Start the day drinking citrus infused water, your hair will thank you and you'll feel great! Always remember that drinking a good amount of water and eating a good amount of greens is also important for hair growth. Taking good care of your diet will give you the best and longest hair you can have.