7 Healthy Foods For Healthy Hair

Normal everyday hair care takes a toll on your beautiful locks. When we add color treatments, use flat irons and blow-dryers, apply for extensions, and other styling tactics, it increases the chances of split ends, dry hair, and other damage. We love our hair, so why not love it back by eating healthy foods that make it healthier? It's easy to add delicious foods into your diet, especially when you know they are good for your beautiful locks. Take a look at the following foods that will help your hair look and feel amazing.

The Incredible Edible Egg: Did you know that your hair follicles are made up of mostly protein? If you lack protein in your diet, your hair suffers. Enter the incredible, edible egg! Eggs are delicious and can be prepared in a variety of ways. Eggs are full of protein, biotin, and other hair-loving nutrients like zinc and selenium. So start cracking and watch your hair grow and shine!

Popeye's Favorite, Spinach: This dark green leafy vegetable is tasty, fresh, or cooked. It is loaded with plant-based hair-building nutrients like iron, Vitamins A, and C. Iron promotes hair growth by aiding your metabolism and strengthening your circulation. Vitamin A produces sebum that moisturizes the scalp, essential to healthy hair.

Go Fish: Fish including salmon, herring, and mackerel are loaded with nutrients that help your hair grow and stay healthy. They are full of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, Vitamins B, and D3, also amazing for keeping your hair, and skin soft, shiny, and moisturized.

Beautiful Berries: Colorful blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries have nutrients that protect your hair follicles from free radicals. Free radicals are naturally found in the environment and our bodies that our immune systems continually fight. Berries also are a rich source of Vitamin C that produces collagen, a protein that keeps your hair healthy.

Bright Orange Spuds: We're talking about hair-loving sweet potatoes. Bake them, smash them, whip them or roast them, but whatever you do, eat your sweet potatoes regularly for lush, healthy hair. Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene, a nutrient that is linked to boosting your body's ability to grow and maintain a healthy scalp and encourages hair growth.

Green Tasty Avocados: Avocados are delicious and a wonderful source of healthy essential fatty acids, important building blocks necessary for your healthy hair. Avocados serve double duty and have Vitamins C and E both necessary to fight off free radicals and provide the nutrition needed for a healthy scalp and hair follicles. So get out the guacamole and enjoy!

Raw Nuts & Seeds: Nuts like almonds, walnuts, and cashews, and seeds like sunflower and pumpkin are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and protein all necessary for maintaining healthy hair. They not only taste great alone but can be added to smoothies, granola bars, and other recipes for busy, beautiful divas on the go. Pop some in your bag and enjoy a hair-healthy snack throughout the day.

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