Top 10 Foods For Healthy Hair
|March 11, 2011||Posted by keratin under Healthy Hair|
Some women seem to be born with perfect hair. If you are not so lucky, there are things you can do to improve your hair health, and it goes beyond hair products and styling for hours. You have heard the term “You are what you eat”, well apply this concept to your hair and skin and you can start improving hair health with the food you eat! Below is a list of the top 10 foods for healthy hair. Incorporate these foods into your diet and you will also feel better about your health overall.
Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, these are essential for your health and when consumed regularly will improve the health of you scalp, and give your hair a nice sheen. Salmon also contains B-12 and iron. If you are vegetarian, or simply avoid fish, you can incorporate ground flaxseed or flaxseed oils capsules into your diet for plant based Omega-3 fats.
- Dark Leafy Greens
Foods like spinach, broccoli, swiiss chard or mustard greens all contain vitamin A and C. Your body needs these vitamins to produce the oily substance that your hair uses to naturally condition itself, it’s called sebum. These greens are also a great source of iron and calcium, and the good carb prpoerties help you feel fuller longer.
What is that? It’s beans! These little gems are packed with protein, iron and zinc. Also, beans and lentils contain biotin, something your hair needs to avoid brittleness.
Walnuts, cashews, pecans and almonds. These nuts are a good source of zinc, which if you do not have enough of your hair my shed. Also, walnuts are a source of more omega-3 fatty acids. Great for your hair, your skin and your heart!
Protien! You need it to maintain muscle mass, and your hair needs it to stay strong.
Another great protein source, in fact, one of the best! They also have B-12 and biotin. Eggs are so versatile too, anyway you can cook ’em up, they are good for you!
These creamy and delicious fruits are jam packed with nutrients. Aminos acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B, D, E. Eating one or two a week may improve shine, strength and help growth.
Dairy items like milk and yogurt are calcium rich. This is a mineral essential to good hair growth. Also, dairy is another great protien source. A great snack idea would be to add flaxseed or nuts to your yogurt or cottage cheese.
These little shellfish are full of zinc, an antioxidant.
Full of vitamin A, carrots with improve the health of you scalp, which will ultimately give your hair a nice healthy shine.
So there you have it, the best foods for the best hair. You can also find supplements to improve hair strength and promote growth. I recommend this but not before changing your diet first and getting essential nutrients from fresh foods. Not only will see see a difference in your hair, skin and nails, you will look and feel better too!