Let's face it anxiety and stress are at an all-time high. Hair loss, especially among women, is becoming more prevalent, but not necessarily more talked about.
Hair Loss after pregnancy is expected, but certainly NOT accepted with open arms by any mom I know.
Correction, there are always those few who whine about their hair being so thick they are happy to lose some strands... please just STOP already- it feels like we are going bald here.
Plenty of hair and skin all-star nutrients can be found in what we consume so we are rounding out some of the best to optimize your hair health and growth.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein and biotin, two nutrients that can promote hair growth. Eating adequate protein is essential for hair growth because hair follicles are made mostly of protein.
Cliff notes: if you lack protein you can experience hair loss.
Biotin is essential for the production of a hair protein called keratin, this is why when looking for hair supplements you should always check that they include biotin as an all-star ingredient.
Eggs are also a great source of zinc and selenium: basically some extra hair-healthy nutrients.
For all these reasons they become one of the best foods to eat to promote hair growth. Suggested dietary recommendation is two a day.
Spinach is packed with folate, iron, Vitamin A & C.
Vitamin A helps the scalp produce an oil (sebum) that helps keep it moisturized and in turn keeps hair healthy.
If you know you have an iron deficiency (which is known to cause hair loss) eating spinach is the way to go.
Spinach is also really rich in vitamins K, B2, B6, B1, & E. Plus it's a source of omega-3 fatty acids (I was surprised too!) and manganese.
These nutrients are useful in helping nourish your scalp and hair and promoting healthy hair growth.
Not only are avocados delicious but they are full of Biotin and Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps combat oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals.
Vitamin E also protects areas of the skin, like the scalp, from oxidative stress and damage. It also helps repair existing damage on the scalp which can prevent or slow down hair growth.
Don't underestimate the importance of scalp health! Protected scalp, protected hair.
So many berries with so many benefits!
Berries are loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C, both of which can help promote hair growth.
What makes Vitamin C so important when it comes to hair, is the body uses vitamin C to produce collagen.
Collagen is a protein that helps strengthen hair to prevent it from becoming brittle and breaking.
The less breakage and fallout you have the thicker and stronger your hair will be.
Vitamin C also helps our bodies absorb iron from our food. When you look at iron supplements you'll often times see that they also include Vitamin C and this is to ensure they absorb the best.
Lack of iron has been linked to hair loss so pick your favorite berry and eat up!
5. FISH (fatty fish):More sushi, please!
Salmon (nicknamed fatty fish) is full of Omega 3-fatty acids that are excellent in supporting hair strength and density.
Omega-3 contributes to lubricating hair follicles and adds elasticity and brightness to your hair.
Some cultures even go as far as putting fish oil directly on the scalp to reap its benefits and reduce hair loss.
Halibut, sardines, trout, catfish, cod, tuna, and herring are other choices to get high levels of omega-3’s.
Hopefully you have some ideas to add to your diet today and remember mom life is busy so if you cannot get all your vitamins from the foods you eat daily a supplement can ensure those gaps are covered!
The Baby Blues vitamins contain the key vitamins and minerals needed to promote a healthy scalp and hair growth. Results can be amplified when taken with a healthy diet that promotes hair health.