Do you want stronger, healthier hair? Eating a balanced diet with the right nutrients can help promote the growth of your hair, and is particularly important as we get older. Hair loss is linked to low iron and zinc levels and to low thyroid levels, so if you are concerned about hair loss, have these tested!
Research shows you can help your hair grow stronger and faster by adding these 5 foods in your diet:
Eggs are a great source of protein, biotin, zinc and selenium which are essential for hair health and growth.
- Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are rich in nutrients that promote hair growth such as vitamin E, B-complex vitamins and zinc. A deficiency in zinc is associated with hair loss and poor hair growth.
Berries are full of antioxidants which protect hair follicles from damage. Strawberries are also rich in vitamin C which helps collagen production and iron absorption, two factors that promote hair growth.
Shrimps are a great source of protein and are particularly rich in B-vitamins and zinc which help hair growth.
- Red meat
Red meat is rich in haem-iron, a type of iron that is easily absorbed in the body. Low iron levels are linked to hair loss, so add a lean beef steak to your diet once a week or every 10 days to help with hair growth.