Eight Super Food for Healthy Hair & How to Add them to your Diet!

16 July 2014 11:34 am

1 By Lisa Wydeman

Eating healthy is just as important as all the products we use. In fact it can help you look radiant and beautiful.

Achieving the Super Shiny Hair that most celebrities boast is not as hard as it looks. If you are willing to step out of your comfort food zone and add in these vital food to your diet plan, you too can soon toss your shiny tresses as you walk confidently out the door. These food are dubbed ‘super food’ due to their high nutrient content. They are packed with all the essentials your hair needs to grow long and strong.

The 8 Super foods


1.Wild Salmon

High in protein (hairs primary building block) wild salmon contains scalp healthy omega – 3 fatty acids, Vitamin B plus Vitamins 6 and 12, which produce the red blood cells that carry oxygen to your hair’s follicles. 4

2 Flax seeds

Ideal if you happen to be a vegetarian or vegan, these too are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and are rich in lignans which are plant derived chemicals that act as antioxidants.

3 Lentils

They provide three vital components to your nutrition. Biotin, folate, and B6 - as well as protein, iron, and zinc.

4 Kale

Contains the key minerals you need for your hair. Magnesium and Zinc, as well as Folate. (a folate deficiency can cause pre-mature graying and hair loss).

5 Grass-fed-Beef

Beef provides the most “bio available “ iron of any food. This is because it’s absorbed and processed by the body extremely well. Why grass-fed beef over grain-fed ? It’s considered that grass-fed beef contains a higher ratio of good to bad fats.

6 Walnuts

Contains zinc, and fatty acids. One caveat: walnuts are high in kilojoules, so it’s important to remember to limit your intake to about a quarter of a cup per day.

7 Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’),

Known to Sri Lankan’s as Murunga Seeds - Loaded with biotin and proteins, quinoa or murunga seeds are a great choice for anyone who is gluten-sensitive, vegan or vegetarian.

8 Greek yoghurt

Calcium-rich Greek yoghurt is steeped in probiotics, the “good bacteria” that aids digestion and boosts the immune system (a less-than healthy immune system can contribute to hair loss). 3


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