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Top 4 Vegan Superfoods for Hair Growth

Top 4 Vegan Superfoods for Hair Growth



Congratulations! You’re going plant-based! There are endless benefits to a plant based diet: better energy, nutrient-dense foods, and healthy weight are only a few of them. Unfortunately, for those who make the switch in adulthood, sometimes our bodies react to being deprived of animal proteins, iron, and zinc. Lack of protein or vital nutrients that can be found in animal-products can directly affect the health of your hair. Vitamin deficiencies and protein deficiencies are common causes of hair loss, and those who are suffering from hair loss may need to supplement their diets in order to regrow sparse or thinning hair. Incorporating these four superfoods into your vegan diet can give you the nourishment you need to grow your hair fuller and stronger.



Nuts and seeds

Eating an entirely plant-based diet can sometimes make it a little challenging to get enough protein into your diet. When the body is lacking in protein, hair growth cycles drastically slow down, meaning an increased risk of hair thinning and loss. Proteins help boost the strength, resilience, and fullness of your hair. Nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes are the most protein-rich foods for those eating a vegan diet. Not only do they contain vital proteins, but they also contain Omega fatty acids that provide moisture and nourishment to hair follicles and skin. Complete with B vitamins that promote hair fullness, eating a healthy serving of nuts can supply the vital nutrients you need to keep your hair growing and glowing.

Bonus: Walnuts and almonds are the two nuts highest in Omega 3 fatty acids and contain high levels of biotin, a B vitamin proven to encourage natural hair growth.
  Nuts and Seeds


Leafy greens

For meat eaters, iron can be found easily in red meats, but for people who live a plant-based lifestyle, iron and other blood-boosting minerals and vitamins can be found through the number-one superfood—leafy greens. That’s not all these powerful greens have to offer either. Vitamin C, vitamin B, anti-oxidants, folate, iron, and vitamin A nourish hair follicles, aid in natural healing and repair, and balance the skin’s ability to produce sebum (the lubricating and nourishing oil produced by the skin’s oil glands.) Increasing iron in your diet boosts your circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, boosting natural hair growth and aiding in healing and radiance of the skin.

Bonus: One great way to increase your intake of leafy greens is to add them to smoothies! Simply add a cup of spinach or kale with frozen fruit, almond milk, and vegan protein for a healthy kick at breakfast!
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Avocado

Avocado is not only a very popular food these days, it’s a nutrient powerhouse and has immense benefits for your hair. Avocado is a natural, vegan source of biotin, a complex B vitamin that has been studied for its ability to boost natural hair growth. Avocado also contains vital healthy fats that help to naturally condition your skin, hair, and scalp from the inside out. Its natural potassium and magnesium help to seal hair cuticles as well, boosting strength and shine of natural hair.

Bonus: avocado can be used as a natural hair mask to help moisturize, condition, and soften dry, damaged hair.
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Coconut oil

Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, which may make you pause in adding it into your diet, but coconut oil has been shown to be one of the healthiest—and plant-based—sources of fat your body needs. Medium- and long-chain fatty acids are super beneficial for overall health, and healthy unsaturated fats like linolenic acid and oleic acid help moisturize and condition your hair and scalp from the inside out. Coconut oil also contains antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin K, vitamin E, and zinc, which have been proven to boost the health of your hair and scalp by protecting your follicles from weakening over time.

Bonus: coconut oil absorbs easily into the hair cuticles, sealing them from moisture loss and working as a shine and strength-boosting treatment that can be applied to your hair and scalp as a conditioning oil treatment.
  Coconut oil

 

Top 4 Vegan Superfoods for Hair Growth

These incredible superfoods are easy to add into your already nutrient-rich plant-based diet to help your hair grow faster, stronger, and longer. To supplement your diet even further, try Edge Naturale Hair Vitamins. Just one serving per day gives you the extra boost you need to achieve your hair growth goals. Try them today!