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7 Foods You Need To Consume To Make Your Hair Grow Longer and Faster

By Andrew Alpin, 24 May 2017

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Long luscious hair is what every woman dreams of and well nowadays men too!! Even men hate growing bald or losing their bushy locks so obviously this applies to us men too. There are several commercial items available to promote long hair but what if you are looking for a more natural way to ensure your hair grows even longer with better bounce and shine. Well!! There’s nothing better than a diet that gives you the vitamins necessary for hair growth. So here are 7 foods to grow your hair longer, stronger and healthier.

1 Salmon

Salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids that besides being great for health also strengthens hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. Research has proved that omega 3’s reduce the telogen phase (resting or non growth rate) of hair follicles for 6 months. Salmon also contains B12 and iron both essential for long hair.

Salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids

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2 Oysters

Oysters are rich in zinc which helps hair grow long and shiny. One oyster weighing 1 ounce will contain 8-9 mg of zinc. The WH Foods daily recommendation is 11 mg so 1.5 oz of oysters should do the trick. Other foods rich in zinc are meat, wheat bran, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.

Oysters are rich in zinc

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3 Chicken

Chicken especially the breast portion is rich in animal protein. Protein provides the body with amino acids required for the production of keratin. Instead of relying on red meat bad for cardiovascular health, chicken breast is a healthy alternative. Keratin makes up 80% of the shaft of the hair and low protein can reduce the rate of hair growth. Other rich sources of healthy protein are turkey and fish.

Chicken is rich in animal protein

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