Food Fixes for Aging Hair
As we grow older, some of our hair turns into glittery silver strands, some of it thins, and others have their hair disappear altogether.
If you’d like to keep your hair healthy and on your head longer, these foods can help. Plus, they’re also good for you and your health no matter your age!
Avocados: We Aussies love them and for good reason as they are an excellent source of Vitamin E. Your follicles also love the triple benefit of Vitamin E: it improves blood circulation, helps follicles work better and helps maintains the oil & PH levels in hair follicles.
Bonus, avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats (the good fats) that your heart loves.
Eggs: The incredibly edible egg is rich in protein and since your hair is made of protein it is important to make sure you have enough protein in your diet.
Bonus, eggs also have iron and biotin which are needed for hair growth.
Carrots: Bugs Bunny had the right idea of always nibbling on a carrot. It is a source of Vitamin A, the mother of all vitamins the human body needs. Vitamin A is required for the growth of every cell and hair contains the fastest growing tissue in the body.
Bonus, carrots also have nutrients and vitamins that help protect your eyes, decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke and can help protect against cancer.
Salmon, Nuts & Seeds: Omega-3 fatty acids help lubricate the scalp, reduces dryness which leads to breakage, nourishes the hair and supports thickening.
Bonus, salmon has Vitamin D which stimulates the hair follicles.
Dark Leafy Greens: Iron helps transport oxygen and other nutrients throughout your body and if you aren’t getting enough iron, your hair cells aren’t getting what they need to survive and will weaken over time.
Bonus, dark leafy greens have lutein and folate that help slow cognitive decline of the brain.
Citrus Fruits: To absorb the iron from your dark leafy greens, you need Vitamin C. It is required for the production of collagen which makes capillaries which in turns connects to hair shafts ensuring a supply of nutrients is delivered.
Bonus, Vitamin C reduces the risk of inflammation and disease.
Whole Grains: Biotin is needed for cell reproduction and producing amino acids which you need for health growth.
Bonus, you also get iron, zinc and B Vitamins which also help your hair.
We can’t stop the aging process but we can slow it down by taking care of ourselves and eating healthy.
Read more about staying healthy in your 50s, 60s, 70s