Essential Food Items for Healthy Hair

Carrot, sweet potatoes, egg

Normal hair growth requires many essential nutrients and these nutrients come only from a properly balanced diet. When your body is deprived of these vital nutrients, you become highly prone to hair fall. If you continue to ignore it and do nothing about it for a long time, it might even develop to full baldness. The only work around to this quandary is to feed yourself regularly with a healthy diet that has a high nutritious value. The foodstuff mentioned here are not only helpful in hair care, but also best suited for your overall well being.


There is no comparing egg to any other foodstuff, when it comes to considering nutritional value. The good old egg is definitely your best friend for healthy, glowing locks. Following are the essential nutrients contained in eggs in abundance, which are beneficial for hair health,

  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B7
  • Proteins
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Fatty Acids

It is medically proven that deficiency of any of these minerals or vitamins will cause poor quality hair. Eggs are very cost-effective, easily available all over the world, easy to cook and can be used for a wide variety of dishes. Above all, eggs are rather tasty too.

Sweet Potatoes

Known the world over as a one of the healthiest foodstuffs, these typically orange-fleshed root vegetables are rich with many essential nutrients that are elemental in raising healthy hair. Unfortunately, this is one super food that is often overlooked and underappreciated. The following list shows the main nutrients contained in sweet potatoes, which are beneficial to hair.

  • Vitamin A, C, D, E
  • Vitamin B6
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Niacin
  • Magnesium

For the health conscious, there are more reasons to make this wonder vegetable a staple to their diet. Sweet potatoes are remarkably fat-free and low in calories. In fact, the rare combination of some of the vitamins and beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes makes it a great beauty food.


Carrot juice is prescribed as a must-have item by almost all beauty consultants around the world. Carrots also have the ability to increase sebum production, which moisturizes hair shafts. Drink carrot juice on a daily basis to get a long, strong and thick hair. Carrots are also highly effective on controlling hair thinning and hair loss.

The ideal way to consume carrots is in juice form. Below is a list of various essential nutrients abundantly contained in carrots juice.

  • Beta-carotene
  • Vitamin A
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C

Most women will start to experience thicker and shiner hair within a month into having a glass of carrot juice daily. This staple to your daily diet will not only help your hair grow longer and stronger, but will also have great effect on your nails. Additionally, carrot is found to be effective in controlling blood pressure and reducing excess body weight. The wide availability of carrots and the ease of consumption (you don’t even need to juice it, you may just eat raw carrots too) makes it one hell of a food item you should add to your daily diet.