In this post I want to present you which are the best vitamins for hair growth and health, but also the best foods we should consume to make our hair grow faster and stronger.
Believe it or not, there is a strong connection between what we eat and our hair’s health. For example, a diet with very little fresh vegetables or fruits is very likely to have harmful effects on our hair. It may become thinner, more fragile and it may start falling out massively.
Now the good part is that we don’t necessarily have to take medical supplements (we also have this possibility if we want), we can very well start eating more foods that contain a higher dose of vitamins and minerals, so that we get them naturally.
So, to end this theoretical part, here are the most important vitamins that boost hair growth, and the aliments in which they are found in the highest percentage.
Also called “the Sun’s vitamin” because it’s naturally synthesized by our body while being exposed to the Sun’s rays, Vitamin D gives us energy, but it also stimulates the hairs’ follicles and activates the cuticle’s cells. In other words, it helps our hair grow.
Moreover, this vitamin contributes to the balance of our body’s minerals, especially when it comes to the zinc level. If this balance is not right, the consequences might be losing our hair’s shine, sudden appearance of dandruff or even hair loss.
In order to prevent these problems, we should consume a lot of foods rich in Vitamin D. Fish oil and salmon are probably the aliments that contain the highest quantity of Vitamin D, but this is also found in milk and cereals, eggs, mushrooms, soy and orange juice.
However, you can easily find this vitamin in many green fruits and vegetables, like spinach, avocado or kiwi, but also in almonds, nuts, peanuts, corn, brown rice and integral cereals.
As you probably know, orange and yellow vegetables and fruits are natural sources of Vitamin A. Except these, it can also be found in eggs, beans and spinach.
Everybody knows that Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, but it’s also present in broccoli, spinach and peppers.
Also known as the biotin, Vitamin H is an important vitamin, that maintains our hair and nails healthy. Vitamin H deficiency could lead to hair loss or hair thinning.
However, a diet rich in Vitamin H would strengthen the hair and help it grow faster. When it comes to food, this vitamin is usually found in nuts, avocado and eggs.