The Best Foods for Hair Growth

In fact,approximately 85 percent of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss by the age of thirty-five, and approximately twenty five percent of men who suffer from hair loss and thinning begin doing so before they reach the age of twenty-one.

5. Dark, leafy greens

You’ve likely been told to eat your greens, and you really should heed that advice. Leafy vegetables like spinach and kale deliver a healthy dose of iron that is a mineral needed for healthy hair cells.
Research has linked iron deficiency to hair loss, simply because low iron is an indicator that oxygen and nutrients are not moving to the hair roots and follicles. This can block hair from growing and/or make the hair you do grow, very weak.

4. Sweet Potatoes

While you may think that your hair grows slowly, it is actually the fastest growing part of your body because the skin it connects to, are the fastest growing tissues in your body. Even so, in order for those tissues to work, vitamin A is essential.
Sweet potatoes pack a big punch of vitamin A providing more than four times your recommended daily intake.

3. Citrus fruits

Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit are all examples of citrus fruits that are filled with wonderful vitamin C. Vitamin C is is a water soluble vitamin making it great for may things like absorption of other important nutrients like iron.
It also builds collagen which is essential for hair growth in that it keeps it strong from root to tip.

2. Avocados

Avocados work amazingly for dry hair. This superfruit contains vitamins A, D, E and B6, and is also high in proteins, amino acids, magnesium, folic acid, copper and iron. Wowzers! Vitamin E, specifically, helps improve blood circulation that is needed for the follicles to promote healthy hair growth.
And while eating these deliciously smooth fruits in a salad, smoothy, salsa or even plain will give you the benefits you need, avocado oil can be applied directly to the hair, which is also awesome.

1. Eggs

Protein is a critical ingredient in ensuring healthy hair growth simply because hair is made of protein. Keratin is inside every single strand of hair, making it so important to maintain a healthy dose of protein in your diet.
Eggs have a ton of protein. In fact, there are 6-7 grams of protein in one single egg to help your hair grow at a strong and healthy rate.

 

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