It’s 2020, 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. If your loss isn’t occurring after pregnancy or as a result of anemia or thyroid issues; you may want to look at what you are consuming. Plenty of hair and skin all-star nutrients can be found in what we consume.
EGGS: 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 keratin as an all-star ingredient. Eggs are also a great source of zinc, selenium basically some extra hair-healthy nutrients. For all these reasons they become one of the best foods to eat to promote hair growth.
SPINACH: Other ingredients I always look for in hair supplements are Vitamin C, folate, Vitamin A, and iron. Spinach packs them all. Vitamin A helps the scalp produce an oil (sebum) that 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.
AVOCADOS: Not only are avocados delicious but they are full of 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. Protected scalp, protected hair.
BERRIES: 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. Lack of iron has been linked to hair loss so pick your favorite berry and eat up!
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.
Baby Blues vitamins might not contain all these foods, but they contain many of the key vitamins and minerals found in them.