All of us want strong and healthy looking hair, specially as we start aging. Human hair grows around 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month, or about 15 centimetres or 6 inches per year. How fast it grows also depends on factors like age, health, genetics and diet. In fact, eating a well balanced diet with the right nutrients can help promote hair growth and make your existing hair stronger.
Another Fact to remember and not to Panic on is: On an average, you lose about 50 to 100 hair per day. This is perfectly normal.
Now Lets list out the top 10 foods that promote hair growth and delay or treat baldness. But before that, please take a second to Click on the Subscribe and the Bell button to get notifications whenever we add a useful episode.
10: Beans and Soybeans: beans are a excellent and an inexpensive source of zinc, which helps in hair growth and hair repair. It also contains other nutrients like iron, biotin and folate which are again important for hair growth.
Studies have shown that compounds in soybeans may promote hair growth. One of these compounds is spermidine, which is abundantly found in soybeans. But this research on spermidine and hair growth is actually new and hence more research is needed before this is approved.
9: Meat: Specially Red meat is rich in iron that’s easy to absorb and this increases your red blood cell count, which in turn helps the red blood cells deliver oxygen to all cells in the body, including hair follicles. Whereas the protein in meat helps in growth and repair of hair follicles.
8: Oysters: Oysters are one of the best sources of zinc in the diet. Zinc helps in hair growth and repair.
7: Seeds: Specially flaxseeds and chia seeds in addition to vitamin E, zinc and selenium, also provide omega-3 fatty acids – all of these promote hair growth.
6: Nuts: specially almonds and walnuts provide vitamin E, B complex vitamins, zinc and essential fatty acids, all of which promote hair growth and they are also proven to protect your heart.
5: Avocados: They are not only super delicious but also an excellent source of vitamin E and also rich in Vitamin C, K and Omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and protects your skin specially at the scalp, from oxidative stress and damage and promotes hair growth and strengthens hair follicles. And when you talk about the essential fatty acids in Avocados, These are essential building blocks of your cells. A deficiency in essential fatty acids has been linked to hair loss.
4: Fatty Fish: Fatty fish like salmon, herring and mackerel are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to improved hair growth and even density. Studies have shown that taking a fish oil supplement significantly reduced hair loss and increased hair growth in women with thinning hair.
3: Spinach: Spinach is loaded with folates, iron, and vitamins A and C, which may promote hair growth. A deficiency in these nutrients may result in hair loss. Spinach is a best plant-based source of iron, specially great for vegetarians.
2: Eggs: Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, which are so important for healthy hair and hair growth. A deficiency in either of these nutrients has been linked to hair loss. Eggs are also a great source of zinc, selenium and other nutrients. This makes them one of the best foods for optimal hair health. Eating adequate protein is important for hair growth because hair follicles are made of mostly protein. A lack of protein in the diet has been shown to promote hair loss.
Another Important Nutrient in Egg – Biotin is essential for the production of a hair protein called keratin. Research has shown that consuming more biotin can help improve hair growth in people with biotin deficiency.
- Berries: are loaded with beneficial compounds and vitamins that promote hair growth. This includes vitamin C, which has strong antioxidant properties.
For example, strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which help in collagen production and iron absorption which are two factors that can promote hair growth.
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