Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, just one tablespoon provides nearly two-thirds of your RDA for fat soluble Vitamin E. Almonds are great to eat by the handful or as a butter on your toast, they are rich in protein and good fats, which are fantastic for the overall improvement of your hair health. One 8 month trial has shown that men who supplemented with Vitamin E saw an increase in hair growth by up to 42%
Spinach is a super food and is on the list of the 8 super foods to eat each day. Women are more likely to be deficient in minerals, which can often be the reason for hair loss. Spinach is rich in Iron and contains Sebum which is a natural hair conditioner. I love to eat Spinach raw and as an alternative to lettuce leaves in my salad. This versatile green also provides Omega-3 acids, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium and Iron. All keep hair lustrous, shiny and full of body.
Salmon, Mackerel and Sardines are full of Omega-3s, which are naturally anti-inflammatory, inflammation can cause hair to shed. Salmon is one food that helps the body process insulin more efficiently. Insulin resistance has been linked to male-pattern baldness and female hair loss. But avoid farmed salmon at all costs!!
Beta-carotene protects against dry, dull hair and stimulates the glands in your scalp to make sebum, which is that beautiful oil that nourishes and conditions your hair. Orange-coloured fruits and vegetables need to be on your shopping list every week. Carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, mangoes and of course sweet potatoes!
Chickpeas contain some of the highest concentrations of vitamin B9. A cup of them packs a whopping 1,114 micrograms of B9, nearly three times the RDA of 400 micrograms.
Folic Acid is the synthetic version of B9, also known as Folate. Folic acid generally helps all tissues grow, so getting enough dietary folate stimulates hair growth in the long run.
According to a study conducted by the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada, folic acid supplement therapy helped a three-week old male calf recover from progressive hair loss in less than two months. Unfortunately, no such outstanding effects have been reported in humans. It is certainly a great addition to a healthy balanced diet that will help your hair to be strong and long!
Eggs are packed with a B vitamin called biotin, which helps hair grow and strengthens brittle fingernails. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Other good sources of biotin are almonds, avocados, and salmon, which are already on the list!
Did you know that our newest shampoo and conditioner Waterman's Grow-Me has got Biotin in it?
So, use the products and eat your eggs, perfect combination for healthy strong hair!
Copper is said to help hair maintain its natural colour, regardless of your natural hair colour, according to a 2012 study. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in the mineral, as well as seaweed and sesame seeds. So, to defend against grey hair, eat your mushrooms!!
This is the perfect recipe to feed your hair and feed your family, full of the goodness you need to have beautiful hair..
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Salmon
with baked sweet Potatoes and
Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale