Everyone wants healthy, strong, and beautiful hair. But things don’t always go as expected. Hair loss and thinning hair happen. As a matter of fact, many factors can contribute to hair loss, such as genetics, age, hormones, and insufficient nutrients, to name a few. If you want to prevent hair loss or even promote hair growth, there is at least one thing you can do: eating properly to give your hair, scalp, and hair follicles the nutrients they need. A healthy diet plays an important role in keeping your hair’s strength, volume, and growth. Niacin can help maintain the health of hair follicles; vitamins can guard hair and hair follicles; folic acid is needed for hair growth; protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, iron, and zinc also benefit your hair. The good thing is, those nutrients can be obtained from the foods in our daily life. If you are now troubled by hair loss, you can try some of the following foods, though they are not the only ones that can promote healthy hair.
You may already know the Chinese date is good for your skin, but what you may not know is that it is good for your scalp and hair follicles. Chinese dates are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibers, etc. The antioxidants in the Chinese date guard your hair follicles and scalp against free radicals and oxidative damages. Apart from that, Chinese dates can also boost blood circulation in the scalp, allowing hair follicles and the scalp to get nourished properly. The essential oil obtained from Chinese date seeds promotes hair growth. Rub the oil on the scalp, and you will get fuller hair.
Spinach contains a variety of nutrients and minerals that can benefit your hair, as well as your overall health.
Hair won’t grow healthily in the case of mineral or vitamin deficiency. That is why you need a nutritious diet to prevent hair loss and support your hair to grow. Spinach is full of vitamin A and C, which are needed for the body to produce sebum. Vitamin C also recovers scalp health at a cellular level. Spinach is also loaded with Vitamin E, which boosts blood circulation in the scalp. Apart from those vitamins, spinach is also rich in iron, magnesium, omega-3 acids, potassium, and calcium. All of those minerals promote hair growth in their own ways.
Eggs may appear on your plate every day. But do you know they can affect your hair positively? Eggs are loaded with proteins and nutrients that can increase the speed of hair growth. Those proteins and nutrients can also stimulate and nourish the scalp, strengthen hair roots, and enhance new hair growth. That explains why hair falls off the scalp every day, and people don’t go bald from this happening.
As mentioned before, Chinese dates, spinach, and eggs are not the only foods you can turn to if you are concerned about hair loss. Many other foods can also benefit hair health and growth, including but not limited to onions, ginger, turmeric, walnuts, peanuts, salmon, sardines, sweet potatoes, and avocados. Only when you follow a varied and nutritious diet can you possibly manage hair loss and promote hair growth.
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