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Eat your Way to Thicker Hair

Eating a well-balanced diet can be beneficial to your hair. Everyone wants a strong and thick head of hair. In fact, there are even some foods that help. Eating a few special foods will increase the health in your hair and work to repair dry, damaged hair. Nobody wants bad hair days with strands that are brittle and dull.

Here are a few foods that will help the hair cause!

Canola Oil

Canola oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. This aids in moisturizing your scalp. Having a dry and flaky scalp can lead to shedding hair.  Use a bit when you are cooking or splash on your pasta or salad.

However, do make sure that you’re buying canola oil that’s both free of GMOs (labeled certified organic or non-GMO project verified) and produced without the use of chemical solvents (labeled expeller-pressed or cold-pressed). This will avoid you having canola oil that is made primarily by  genetically modified plants/


Oysters contain zinc. Your hair and your nails benefit from zinc producing keratin in your body. Zinc helps keep the oil glands around the hair follicles working properly.


Edamame is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids, fiber and isoflavones. It also contains high doses of several minerals and vitamins. Ladies, 1 cup of Edamame is more than 25 percent of our daily protein needs (more than 20 percent if you are a man).

Edamame is high in the protein that is necessary for cell growth, including hair and skin cells, and will keep hair strong and speed up its growth. It also has the added bonus of folate and omega-3 fats which also help maintain healthy skin and hair.

Try this salad if you’re looking for a way to add Edamame to your meal plan.


Almond Butter

Almond butter contains nutrients including healthy fats, vitamins, and protein that benefit your hair.  Most importantly, a 1/4-cup serving of dry roasted almonds provides approximately 45 percent of your daily recommended allowance of manganese and vitamin E. Additionally, the nut provides nearly 25 percent of the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral for growing healthy strands.

Greek Yogurt

This yogurt is packed with protein which helps build your hair.  Greek Yogurt contains vitamin B5 which supports the adrenal glands and this helps stimulate hair growth.  Vitamin B5 helps you with hair thinning and hair loss.

Eating balanced meals will increase these nutrients and vitamins in your body that will promote healthy hair. Even increasing your iron intake by eating beef will bring the bonus of more oxygen which limits thinning. You can eat your hair healthy!

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