10 Foods That Promote Hair Growth

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10 Foods That Promote Hair Growth

There are many food choices that can help to promote hair growth for both men and women.  Here are my 10 choices:


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Organic foods

Choose these foods because they’re free of chemicals. Chemicals can act as endocrine disrupters interfering with hair growth.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Pumpkin seeds

They are also an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, and C. In addition, the seeds contain beneficial nutrients like zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron. Perhaps most important to those suffering from hair loss, the seeds contain cucurbitin, a unique amino that may be responsible for pumpkin seeds’ effects on hair growth.  Research has also shown that zinc deficiency is linked to hypothyroidism and hair loss.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss:  Wild-caught fish

Wild-caught fish like salmon are high in omega-3 fats, which decrease inflammation while supporting hair growth and hair thickening.  This food is known to nourish hair follicles and stimulate new growth.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Green tea

Green tea helps promote detoxification and contains antioxidants that promote hair growth. It also may stop the conversion of testosterone into DHT.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Super Seeds

Chia, flax, and hemp seeds are high in fiber and healthy fats that can help aid hair growth. According to scientists, flax seeds are absolutely rich in vital nutrients, such as proteins, minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, etc.), and vitamins (especially vitamin E). It makes them a superfood for hair.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Bone Broth

High in protein, collagen, and amino acids, bone broth the perfect food for encouraging healthy hair growth.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Salmon

This fish is loaded with strong hair supporters like vitamin D and protein, and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth by keeping your scalp healthy. Hair is a protein fiber (as are nails), which means you need to eat protein to grow new strands and keep the existing ones strong. Protein is also required to produce keratin, a key structural component of hair. A good choice is ma marine-based protein like salmon, which has been shown to boost hair health in women thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin content.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Caffeine

It’s not actually a food, but caffeine has been shown to spur hair growth. According to research, caffeine stimulates hair shafts and helps them grow faster, by damping down the effects of DHT, a substance that infamously slows hair growth.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Honey

When used as a topical treatment, honey can improve the look of thinning hair. In a study of patients experiencing seborrheic dermatitis, which includes scaling, itching, and hair loss, those who applied a solution of 90% honey and 10% water to their scalp every other day for 4 weeks reported an improvement in hair loss at the end of the study.


Foods to Prevent Hair Loss: Spinach

One study found that women with hair loss have significantly lower iron and vitamin D2 levels than age-matched controls. Spinach is a good bet because it’s rich in iron and high in vitamin C, which aids in iron absorption. Toss a spinach salad with hardboiled eggs or mushrooms, both of which are loaded with vitamin D, to give yourself the best shot at slowing hair loss.

Stacey Chillemi


I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.



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