Eyelashes have the power to speak volumes. Women know this, and it’s why they look for products that can beautify their lashes and make themselves look even more attractive.
If you like the idea of volumizing and strengthening your eyelashes – attaining the stunning look you always wanted – then forgo the “makeup products” and focus on a more sustenance option – food.
Like everything in life, food is the key to getting the long, healthy eyelashes women desire. Many of the products currently offered on the market include natural active ingredients that are also in food.
It’s important to make an investment in those foods to see the results you want. Therefore, you need to focus on your diet and take the necessary supplements.
Food is a necessity of life, and what you eat will dictate how healthy your skin will look and feel. Now, certain foods are far better in promoting healthy skin than others.
So what food to eat for long and strong eyelashes? Which foods should you add to your diet to get the lush eyelashes you want quickly?
Avocados have all kinds of health benefits such as fatty acids, vitamin B and vitamin E. Each of these work together to promote healthy, sumptuous eyelashes. Essential fatty acids will generate collagen; vitamin B is necessary for cell metabolism to promote eyelash growth and vitamin E aids in damage repairs.
Now, both B and E vitamins guarantee oxygen gets into the capillary walls, aids in blood circulation.
How should you consume avocados? Avocados are tasty in all kinds of ways – be it in shakes or salads. You can create a side dish out of it or eat them naturally. However you decide to eat this vegetable, your eyelashes will definitely reap the benefits.
Beans, Lentils and Soy
Beans are rich with amino acids and iron, which are necessary for keratin and collagen production. The production of these two proteins plays a role in eyelash growth and loss.
Based on various studies, iron aids in the circulation of blood and regulates the growth cycle of eyelashes. With both proteins, the “yarns” can grow and stave off potential problems.
Beans also have a lot of vitamin B in them, which the body needs to fight anemia – a condition that can lead to various hair issues. One such B vitamin – biotin – is tied to the metabolism of carbs, fats and proteins.
Grains (lentils and soy) help to speed up eyelash growth. They also have iron that do wonders for the body and skin. As we previously said, Iron is a critically important mineral for the whole body, as its main job is to transport oxygen throughout and increase the circulation of blood.
Each grain type gives hair the nutrients it requires to stay healthy. If you want your eyelashes to grow quickly, you need to add black beans to your diet. This type of bean has folic acid, which is useful in combating hair loss.
Eggs used to have a bad reputation in the 90s and early 2000s. Still, the more information known about them, the more dieticians, doctors and other medical professionals have encouraged their consumption. Why?
Eggs have all kinds of nutrients from iron, proteins and biotin. Hair is made up of proteins, which is something eggs have plenty of. Eating eggs will lead to the added strength and growth acceleration of hair follicles. Without adequate consumption of these nutrients, you may experience a loss in eyelashes. ( check our article about why we lose eyelahes)
How often should you consume eggs to get their benefits? You have the option to eat eggs every day or every other day, but do it in moderation. If you eat too many in a week, it can actually have a negative impact, such as keeping the body from absorbing biotin.
Greek yogurt has grown in popularity over the last decade due to being a protein and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) rich food. Both of these are critically important nutrients to the health of your eyelashes. Proteins give the hair structure its foundation, but it’s you know by now that it is the vitamin B that provides the lifeline (blood circulation) that leads to the development of both hair and eyelashes.
While pantothenic acid can be found in many skin and hair products, it’s healthier to consume it through Greek yogurt. You can also get these valuable nutrients through other options such as skim milk, low-fat cheese and cottage cheese if Greek yogurt’s taste isn’t to your liking.
Nuts, including almonds, cashews, macadamias, peanuts and walnuts, all contain hair-benefiting properties. Such properties are omega-3 fatty acid, L-arginine (amino acid) and vitamin E. These properties help to improve artery wall health, which aids in improving blood circulation to hair follicles.
Nuts also have a plethora of biotin, which is a vitamin B complex that can be used to protect the body from hair loss. A high biotin content, as seen in almonds, will ensure faster, thicker growth of your eyelashes.
You just need a cup of the dried fruit to get a third of the biotin your body needs. Daily almond consumption means that, in two months, your eyelashes will be much stronger when they grow in.
If you’re not big on oysters (and you’re not alone), for the sake of your eyelashes, you should give them a try.
Oysters contain a fair amount of the mineral zinc (a deficiency of this mineral can lead to hair loss). By consuming oysters, your eyelashes have the strength they need to grow stronger and healthier.
Other important points of oysters:
- They have iron, which helps the roots of eyelashes stay strong.
- They contain B12, which keeps hair looking healthy and dandruff at bay.
If you just cannot see yourself eating oysters, then lobster, crab and beef are excellent zinc sources as well.
You know that fish is good for you, and one such fish you need to add to your diet is salmon. This fish can benefit your body in various ways – your heart, your eyes, your brain, your bones and your eyelashes. How can this fish do so much?
It’s filled with omega-3s the body doesn’t naturally produce. Omega-3s provide moisture to skin cells, stimulate collagen production and strengthen elastin fibers. This nutrient is food to the hair follicles, helping to grow eyelashes and hair, inhibiting hair loss.
Salmon includes a plethora of fish oil, protein, vitamin B, vitamin D, and so many others, all of which help to quicken the speed in which eyelashes grow.
Side note: salmon can help you to maintain your weight.
Spinach is one vegetable with so many nutrients that helps with body and hair health. For instance, vitamin A, C and iron help in hydrating eyelashes, so they don’t easily break. Folic acid will aid in new cell growth to replace old cells. All of them together ensure the eyelids are healthy and rich so that new follicles can grow.
This food is loaded with the potent antioxidant beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. This will help keep eyelashes hydrated and produce sebum, which is necessary to strengthen eyelashes and grow new ones.
Beta-carotene is available in other oranges vegetables like carrots, mango, melon and squash. If you’re not big on sweet potatoes, consider these as options to healthy eyelashes.
Of course, sweet potatoes are well-known for being low in calories and fat-free. They also help to decrease blood sugar levels.
Don’t go overboard with the sweet potatoes – moderation only.
Although last on the list, the yellow pepper vegetable is loaded with powerful antioxidants that can lead to collagen production and strengthen hair follicles (to stop breakage). This type of pepper contains nearly five times more vitamin C than you get from oranges. It also helps in improving the health of capillary cells.
We hope you have a better understanding of what food is good for your eyelashes. Try to add some of these in your daily diet and you will notice your eyelashes will improve in the long run…. and not only your eyelashes but your health in general…..
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