Yum! Healthy Snacks That Will Nourish Your Hair

January 5, 2012  |  
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Health is one of the major parts of our lives we seek to improve each day. As cliché as it may sound, we are what we eat. Many times it takes a simple fine-tuning in our daily eating habits to make all the difference in our outward appearances. In the case of hair, you may have tried a million and one products that didn’t live up to your expectations. When all fails, start from the inside—have you evaluated your diet lately?

Here are some healthy snacks that are loaded with nutrients to benefit your hair. Don’t worry they won’t require any culinary skills!


Snack on some raisins to get that blood flowing! Raisins are rich in iron and a healthy blood flow will stimulate your hair follicles for growth. They also contain vitamin C, which aids in absorbing iron.


We all know how important water is to healthy hair and growth, but there are people who hate drinking water. Watermelons are about 92% water, so you’ll be getting some of your water and other nutrients like vitamin C and potassium. PS that’s no excuse to stop drinking water…use sweeteners if you must!


Almonds contain a substantial amount of magnesium which aides in hair growth (magnesium deficiency has been linked to hair loss). Eating a handful will boost your vitamin E levels as well, contributing to stronger and more vibrant hair.


Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene that the body eventually converts to vitamin A, preventing dry and brittle hair. Other nutrients that carrots contain to maintain healthy hair include: B vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin C.


Sunflower seeds

The protein levels in these nutritious seeds are comparable to levels seen in steak or chicken breast. As the building block of our hair, protein is essential to growth and strength. While protein deficiencies are rare, this is a healthy go-to snack to keep in mind.


Your premier source of vitamin C will ensure optimal scalp circulation and help maintain the capillaries that are responsible for carrying blood to your hair follicles. This should speed up your growth if you’re experiencing a vitamin C deficiency!


Broccoli is loaded with vitamins A and C, which assist the body in producing sebum to moisturize hair and keep those roots strong. If you’re not a fan of Broccoli, you’re likely to find other green veggies that provide similar benefits.

What healthy snacks are you incorporating into your diet this year?

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