Grow Thicker Hair Consuming 10 Power Packed Superfoods

If you want to grow thicker hair, consume more superfoods that allow your hair to be healthy naturally. Key nutrients (that you supply your body by consuming a nutrient-rich diet) help propel your hair in a positive direction. Highly processed foods stagnate growth, that's a fact.

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Thin hair is an ongoing problem for many people once they start aging. The Western Diet lacks many of the important nutrients your body needs to create and maintain growth. However, you can successfully counteract quite a few of these deficiencies by including more nutrients in your diet more often! See if you can include more of the foods from the list below.

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10 Superfoods that Help Grow Thicker Hair

  • Salmon is loaded with omega fats and is a good sources of lean protein. It also contains both vitamin B12 and iron. Tuna is another high quality protein that is rich in a variety of important nutrients that include selenium, magnesium, potassium, niacin, vitamins B1 and B6, and omega 3 fatty acids.

    If you’re vegan or vegetarian you can instead include one or two tablespoons of ground flaxseed in your daily diet or opt for flax oil.

  • Dark green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, collards, green leaf lettuce, and Swiss chard are all excellent sources of vitamin A and vitamin C. Your body needs these nutrients to produce sebum.

    Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium, which help you grow thicker hair.

  • Legumes like kidney, lima, navy, pinto, garbanzo beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair diet to grow thicker hair. Not only do they provide plenty of protein, they also provide iron, zinc, and biotin. For best results, try and consume at least three or more cups of lentils or beans each week.

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  • Brazil nuts are one of nature's best sources of selenium, an important mineral for a healthy scalp. Walnuts contain alpha linolenic acid, which helps condition your hair. Make sure nuts are a regular part of your diet if you want to grow thicker hair. A small handful a day is more than enough to give your body it needs to grow thicker hair.

  • Chicken and turkey are high quality proteins and are a superfood that assist hair health.

    When you don't consume enough protein or eat low quality protein foods, you won't get the nutrients your body needs to have thick, lush hair. A profound protein deficiency can even result in the loss of hair color.

    Poultry also contains iron with a high degree of bio-availability. This simply means your body can assimilate the iron more easily so your body is better able to use it and reap the benefits more quickly.

  • When it comes to healthy hair, it doesn't matter how you like to fix your eggs. You can boil them, fry them, scramble them, or mix them raw into shakes. Eggs are simple and easy to fix and are one of the best protein sources you can find.

  • Whole grain foods, which include whole-wheat bread, fortified whole grain breakfast cereals, and even some cereal bars give your body a healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

  • Oysters, beef, or lamb are all good sources of zinc, which plays a vital role for the protein synthesis of hair. If you have a deficiency, you may notice white spots on your fingernails.

  • Goats milk cheese and yogurt are great sources of calcium. They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.

    Low fat cottage cheese is also another dairy food you can snack on during the day. Add a couple tablespoons of flaxseeds or walnuts for omega 3 fatty acids plus zinc power.

  • Carrots are packed with vitamin A, which also promotes a healthy scalp. Include raw carrots in your diet as snacks or toppings on your salad. You can add carrots to homemade soups, stews, or homemade juices.

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    For Optimum Hair Growth

  • Don't buy into a low fat diet. In addition to stunting hair growth, some low calorie diet plans may even cause you to lose hair.

  • Don't try crash diets or yo yo diets, which can also affect the cycle of hair growth. Losing a significant amount of weight in a short period of time can affect the normal hair rhythms. It only takes two or three months to notice at least some hair loss.

    If you want to grow thicker hair, variety is the spice of the life for your hair. A balanced diet full of the right superfoods should be enough to help keep your hair looking great!

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