Here’s a fun fact, hamburgers could be considered a hair superfood! They’re packed with hair healthy nutrients, and you can mix and match toppings that not only taste delicious, but pack a healthy punch to keep your hair healthy.
Hamburger meat contains: (sources below)
- Omega-3 fatty acids – if grass fed
- B9 (folate)
Each of these nutrients are essential for hair growth or health. Iron for example helps with hemoglobin production. This is what carries oxygen to your cells so they can grow and be healthy. Vitamin B12 works with your red blood cells in a similar way and is also well cited for assisting with hair growth.
Zinc is widely regarded as a healthy hair indicator. If you suffer from hair loss, one of the first things a doctor will check is your zinc levels. The two tend to go hand-in-hand.
But not every hair vitamin is good in excess. Selenium may cause your hair to go brittle if you have too much, so make sure you don’t overdo it.
And if you want to take your hamburger-hair-health to new heights, here’s some hair healthy toppings to include!
- Eggs are perfect for a brunch burger and are packed with vitamins A, E and Folates.
- Avocado contains biotin and B vitamins, not to mention tastes great on a burger in slices or guacamole
- Spinach on its own is a superfood, and it contains hair healthy vitamins A and C
- Cheese contains B vitamins and natural proteins, not to mention it is absolutely delicious
- Tomatoes contain C vitamins which work with your hair as an antioxidant to help reduce free radical damage, and some B vitamins
- Pickles are low in both Vitamin C and Iron, but they are there, and both can have benefits for your hair
You probably should not eat a hamburger every day because it is important to have a proper diet, but when you’re craving one you can feel good about eating it knowing it’s helping to keep your hair happy and healthy!