What to Eat For Hair Growth: 5 Healthy Snacks
If you are what you eat, then how about eating for hair health and regrowth? The great thing about hair healthy snacks is that they are plentiful and very easy to make. And as you know, during treatment, quick and healthy is key! Try the below snacks to support your other hair healthy habits, like oil conditioning and scalp massaging. And use our nutrient guide at the end to see why each snack is backed with hair building properties. Let us know what your favorite hair healthy snacks are in the comments!
For more hair healthy lifestyle tips check out our hair and scalp health blogs for before, during and after treatment.
Toast two slices of bread. Mash avocado in a bowl with desired seasonings to taste (ex: garlic powder, cayenne powder, lemon juice, olive oil, etc.). Spread avocado mash onto toast and garnish generously with pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!
Look for at least 70% dark chocolate or higher, with low sugar for most benefit. Break bar into smaller pieces and melt in a double boiler pot (here is an alternative if you don’t own a double boiler pot.) Once chocolate is melted, remove that pot from the heat. Add nuts and stir till completely coated. Pour chocolate and nut mixture into a parchment paper lined pan. Set pan in freezer for 10 minutes until bark is formed. Peel off of parchment paper and break into desired size pieces. Freeze or refrigerate afterward. Enjoy!
Combine smoked salmon on crackers or toasted bread with your favorite spread (ex: cream cheese) or vegetable (ex: tomato, cucumber). Enjoy!
Boil desired number of eggs till fully cooked. Remove shell from eggs and cut eggs in half. Remove yolk and place in bowl with avocado and desired seasonings to taste. Mash yolk and avocado, and place a dollop of the mixture in each egg half. Enjoy!
Cut potato lengthwise to make fries. Toss in avocado oil and desired seasonings and place in air fryer at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. OR shallow fry in avocado oil until golden brown. Pair with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!
Hair-Positive Nutrients Table of Contents
Antioxidants: improves hair growth by maintaining collagen in the body and the connective tissues of hair follicles
Calcium: helps absorb iron for more luscious hair
Cucurbitin: supports healthy hair growth
Iron: boosts circulation and carries oxygen to your hair's roots, helping hair grow faster and longer
Lutein: keeps hair, nails and skin hydrated
Oleic Acid: controls water loss in your strands while making hair softer and more pliable
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: anti-inflammatory properties help open up hair follicles and promote hair growth
Potassium: prevents hair loss
Vitamin B-6: reduces hair loss especially in alopecia of telogenic patomechanism (physiologic stress or hormonal change)
Vitamin B-7/Biotin: thickens hair and stimulates hair and nail growth
Vitamin B-12: promotes healthy hair growth by assisting in the production of oxygen-rich red blood cells, which feed hair follicles
Vitamin C: helps protect against free radicals; powerful antioxidant; helps form and store collagen, which is an important part of hair structure; helps body absorb iron
Vitamin D: may help create new follicles in the scalp
Vitamin E: helps repair damage on the scalp which is slowing or preventing hair growth
Zinc: plays an important role in hair tissue growth and repair; helps keep the oil glands around the follicles working properly; zinc deficiency can cause hair loss