Many people are shocked to learn that eating certain foods can make hair grow faster. However, faster growing hair is not only a matter of eating well. Hormones, stress, and genetics also play a vital role in determining just how fast and thick your hair will grow. And while you can't do anything about genetics, you can make healthy lifestyle choices that will encourage hair to grow faster, thicker, and stronger. Health experts agree: Stress management and proactive nutrition are two powerful keys to elevating the natural potential of your hair, skin, and nails. Stress Management.Whether attaching to outcome or falling victim to some bad karma, everyone experiences various levels of stress during day-to-day life. Stress is part of being human, but it's important to understand that prolonged feelings of fear, anxiety, or despair can have a profoundly negative impact on overall health. High blood pressure, weakened immune system, thin hair, and hair loss are all indications that stress is getting the better of you. Keep your sanity— and your hair— by trying one of the following tried-and-true methods of stress management:
Proactive Nutrition. No, this is not a diet. Proactive nutrition is a simple, daily practice. The goal: Make smarter food choices to create a healthier and happier quality of life. This spring, instead of counting calories, focus on eating meals that incorporate at least 1 of the following proteins, fats, and antioxidants known to help make hair grow faster (listed below). Supercharge your body with these feel-good foods, and watch as your skin, scalp and hair show visible signs of improvement!
Wild Alaskan Salmon - In addition to being high in protein, fresh water salmon is naturally rich in EPA and DHA, two powerful fatty acids that have been shown to improve scalp and hair health. Organic Eggs - Hard boiled, over easy, poached, or scrambled, few foods deliver a better combination of protein, healthy cholesterol, and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation, which may help hair follicles receive naturally high levels of oxygen and other growth factors. Oysters -This shellfish has high levels of zinc, a mineral that is essential to cellular repair and growth.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - EVOO can be used in dressings, marinades, or as an oil for sautéing fresh vegetables. This ultra-healthy oil has natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, two key benefits that can significantly improve the health of the scalp over time. Coconut Oil - Add a tropical kick to your favorite dishes with coconut oil. This all-natural extract is rich in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), a unique family of healthy fats that have been shown to balance hormones, improve mood, and fight bacterial infection. Avocados - Historians believe avocados and oil extracts were first used by the early Egyptians as a hair and scalp salve. Eating avocados can be great for hair health, too. Avocados are rich in vitamins B and E, two essential nutrients for healthier hair follicles. Walnuts -Walnuts are rich in vitamin B7, another essential nutrient that promotes follicle health and hair strength. Give your hair a natural boost by adding walnuts to your morning yogurt, afternoon salad, or mid-day snack.
Blueberries - The USDA Human Nutrition Center (HNRCA) named blueberries number one in antioxidants compared to 40 well-known fruits and vegetables (source). Antioxidants help to prevent oxidative stress and cellular damage, keeping hair follicles producing thick and healthy strands of hair. Dark Leafy Greens - Spinach, kale, and collard greens are just a few examples of dark leafy greens high in nutrients for healthy hair, like vitamins E and C, calcium, and magnesium. Sautee leafy greens with EVOO or coconut oil for a power-meal that can improve scalp and hair follicle health. Sweet Potatoes -Most people love sweet potatoes during the fall, but this antioxidant-rich vegetable is great year-round. Slice, drizzle with EVOO, and bake for a filling side dish that pairs well with beef, poultry, or seafood. Overall, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and vitamin B6.
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