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20 Best Foods For Hair Growth

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Bukky Ojeifo
Mar, 31, 2017 3:03 PM UTC

Ah, the sweet smell of spring is here and it’s no secret that this season bears some of the best fruits and veggies for us to indulge in!

These seasonal favorites not only taste amazing, but cost less and also have major hair health benefits for your strands and scalp. 

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Wondering how each of these items listed measure up for your hair goals? From the more popular picks (strawberries, pineapples) to lesser known strand savers (swiss chard?!) , check out each one and its benefit below! and their benefits below!

 

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These contain antioxidants compounds that help the body protect itself from harmful free radical agents. This includes UV rays (the sun) which can damage the melanin and protein in our hair follicles. Incorporating artichokes can help slow the aging/damaging process by blocking those harmful agents.

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Asparagus is rich in calcium and vitamin A & C. It also helps strengthen your hair strands!

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Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and support hair growth by improving circulation in the body and scalp.

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Did you know that broccoli has protein in it? Well, it does and incorporating protein in our diet helps support healthy hair growth!

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Cantaloupe contains inositol, which is a form of Vitamin B required to control hair loss and support growth.

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Another fruit that's rich in antioxidants and supports hair growth!

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Cauliflower carries a lot of hair health benefits, specifically through beta-carotene. A deficiency in beta-carotene can lead to hair breakage and thinning hair, so eating cauliflower will encourage regrowth in thin areas of the scalp.

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Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C and help your body renew and repair tissues. 

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Zucchini is imperative for promoting and maintaining healthy collagen in the connective tissue around the hair follicle. It also helps provide moisture and a natural glow to skin and hair!

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