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5 Foods To Eat If You Want Your Hair To Grow

Are you looking to grow out your hair the natural way?

The founders of Tone It Up have shared with us all of the best tips to grow out your way by way of your diet. There’s no reason to buy into the Instagram ads or gummies full of gelatin when the food you’re already eating is doing the job for you. So take it away Karena and Katrina!

By Tone It Up trainers/founders, Karena Dawn & Katrina Scott

Portobello Mushrooms

Up your vitamin D intake to help grow gorgeous mermaid locks. According to a study, the vitamin can help stimulate follicle growth and prevent hair loss. Portobellos are the perfect plant-based source. Toss them into a veggie stir-fry or use the caps as buns for your burger.

Brazil nuts

Research shows that selenium deficiency can lead to sparse hair growth. Brazil nuts are a super selenium source, with 544 mcg per ounce. Try our ah-maze zucchini pasta with brazil nut pesto HERE!

Tone It Up Protein

In addition to boosting your metabolism and helping you recover post-sweat sesh, Tone It Up Protein is also perfect for your locks. The organic, non-GMO formula delivers 15 grams of protein, which helps produce keratin. Sip one of our TIU Protein Smoothies after slaying your Booty Call. How about the Coconut Kale Beauty Smoothie, cutie 🙂

Walnuts and Almonds

Skip the chips—nuts are one of the easiest and healthiest snacks to throw in your purse when you’re on the go. And to boot, this snack is also responsible for boosting your biotin levels as well. Walnuts specifically have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids (that nutrient we love for shiny hair), and they’re also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which helps protect your cells from damage. According to New York City dermatologist Cybele Fishman, MD, walnuts also have copper, a mineral that helps keep your natural hair color rich and lustrous. So eat up!

Leafy Greens

This one is a no brainer. If you look at any lists of foods for healthy hair, clear skin, and a flat belly, leafy greens usually top the charts. That’s because foods like spinach, kale and Swiss chard are extremely nutrient-rich. Swiss chard specifically is one of the top producers of biotin, the water-soluble B vitamin that is essential for healthy hair, skin and nails.

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It’s important to remember that having a balanced diet of all different kinds of fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, proteins and legumes (and lots of water) is the key to looking and feeling great. Also, it may take a few months of your body absorbing these nutrients for you to notice hair growth. But nonetheless, we guarantee you will notice some benefits along the way.

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