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Food for Hair Growth

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jul 11, 2013

New You Beauty Tip: Eat more of these foods for long locks.

Patiently waiting for your hair to grow can be a tedious process. It can take months or even years to get your hair to your desired length. On average, hair grows about a quarter of an inch per month but the exact rate in which someone’s hair grows varies per person. Here are some foods that you can add to your diet to help your follicles grow faster:

Fruits & Dark Veggies: The high level of vitamins and nutrients that raw fruits and dark green veggies contain keep your hair healthy and prime for rapid growth.

Foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids: Flax seeds, walnuts and fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel all contain a high level of omega 3s. Consuming them will keep your hair looking shiny and healthy.

Foods that produce beta carotene: Munching on foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and kale provide your body with beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A during digestion. Vitamin A nourishes your hair and scalp and prevents dandruff.

Beans: Many beans such as lentils and kidney beans provide growth-boosting proteins that will aid in length and strength. They also contain, iron, zinc and biotin which will prevent breakage.

Nuts: Brazil nuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans and almonds have minerals that keep your scalp and hair healthy promoting growth.

Oysters: Low androgen hormone levels in the body are associated with hair loss. Eating oysters regulates androgen production as well as provides zinc for hair growth and strength.