HEALTHY FOOD #3: VEGGIES
We bet it’s no surprise to you that vegetables are on our list of foods to help you achieve healthy-looking hair; after all, your mom has likely been scolding you to “eat your veggies” since you were a child. And hopefully you listened, as vegetables have quite a few benefits when it comes to hair. Vitamin C is one of those benefits. The NCBI states that vitamin C has an influence on creating the hair shaft, which is why it should be included in your diet. According to the study, veggies that are a good source of vitamin C include green parsley leaves, kale, horseradish, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach.
Folate is another nutrient found in certain vegetables that can benefit your hair’s appearance. The study states that folate is responsible for stimulating the blood flow to the hair growth source. You can get folate into your diet by consuming kale, green peas, asparagus, and beets. Other nutrients you can ensure are part of your diet for healthy hair through eating certain veggies include biotin, vitamin B5, and vitamin A.
Editor's note: Speaking of biotin, vitamins for healthy hair can also be an option. With that said, before making the decision to take a supplement, talk to your healthcare provider. They can help you make sure you're consuming the right nutrients in the right quanities.