Foods That Boost Healthy Hair

A healthy diet is super important for your hair. Especially during the colder months, when we tend to eat comfort foods to warm our bodies and souls. While very tasty, a lot of these foods contain empty calories and are not very nutritious. You don’t have to give up all those favorite foods though. By adding a few simple ingredients, even that comfort food can help you to grow strong beautiful hair.

Chia seeds are tiny seeds that are packed with protein, which is necessary for healthy hair growth. They are tasteless and can be added to pretty much anything, from a smoothie, to mac and cheese, to a scrambled egg. They are inexpensive too. Next time you’re looking to up the nutrition content of your meal just sprinkle some chia seeds on top.

Flax seeds are an excellent source of omega-3s which play a key role in keeping your hair healthy. They can be ground and added to cake mixes and breads. They can be sprinkled on salads. They can also be used as part of a breading if you are craving some deep fried chicken fingers, upping the nutrition content of that ultimate snack food.

Potatoes contain vitamin B6, a vitamin necessary for healthy hair growth. A deficiency can cause hair-loss. Potatoes are cheap and easy to find all winter long. They make excellent side dishes be they roasted or mashed. They’re very filling and the perfect hot food to eat during the cold, dark winter months.

It’s not so hard to boost your nutrient intake. With just a small bit of effort.


Bluma Marcus

Bluma Marcus is the editor of She lives with her husband and five children in southern California.

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