6 Nutrients for Healthy Hair

1. Protein

As the hair is made up of protein, a diet rich in protein foods like fish, poultry, beef, lentils, nuts, seeds, legumes will keep your hair thick and healthy.

2. Iron

The hair follicle and root are fed by a nutrient rich blood supply.  When Iron levels are low it can contribute to hair loss.  Keep your iron levels high with red meat, chicken, fish and leafy green vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale.  

3.Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps hair breakage, as it helps the production of collagen which strengthens the hair shaft. Vitamin C is also needed to aid the absorption of Iron.  To get your daily intake eat oranges, sweet potato, kiwi, broccoli and blueberries.

4. Vitamin A

This is the vitamin that helps the body produce sebum.  Sebum is an oily substance which naturally conditions the scalp. Eat carrots, pumpkins sweet potatoes and animal products.

5. Omega - 3

These fatty acids are important to have in your diet.  Without enough omega-3 your scalp can become dry which could lead to hair loss.  Fatty fish like salmon and trout are rich in omega - 3 but you can also find it in chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and avocados.

6. Biotin

A low intake of biotin can cause brittle hair.  Biotin rich foods include wholegrain, egg yolk and liver.

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