Healthy Hair Nutrients
17 Oct 2022

5 Healthy Hair Nutrients

1 mins to read
Our diet plays a major role in the health of our hair. Ensuring you consume enough vitamins and minerals in your diet is important to support healthy hair.

1. Zinc

Zinc plays an important role in hair growth. And not only are around two-fifths of Australian men and one in ten women not consuming enough zinc, but a whole lot of other things can also contribute to low zinc levels, too. For example, periods of stress can cause your body’s zinc levels to fall, as can digestive problems or drinking too much alcohol.

Good sources of zinc including red meat, legumes, dairy and nuts.

2. Iron

Sufficient iron is required to support healthy hair.

Good sources of iron include red meat, fish, eggs, leafy greens and legumes. And for women who are iron deficient, it’s important to consume enough vitamin C, which encourages iron absorption and collagen production.

3. Vitamin A

As a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin A plays an important role in nourishing and supporting healthy hair.

Leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach are high in Vitamin A, as well as orange and yellow vegetables like carrots and pumpkin.

4. B vitamins

Folate, vitamin B5 and vitamin B7 – also known as biotin – have all been shown to play a role in healthy hair growth. While B-group vitamins are found in many foods, because they’re water-soluble, they must be consumed regularly in order to keep levels topped up .

5. Silicon

An important mineral that supports hair growth and shine.

Wholegrain breads, cereals and brown rice are some of the most common sources of silicon.

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