7 Essential Nutrients your Hair Needs Now
A healthy diet equals healthy hair. While every scalp has unique traits, it’s also true that what you eat has an impact on the way your hair looks. Think about it: people are often in awe of a lush mane and ask what products have that effect, but only a few would ask you about what you’re eating!
The answer is here. 7 essential nutrients your hair needs right now:
Proteins and Iron
Low protein diets can result in brittle, dry and weak hair. It might lead to hair loss in the long run. Proteins are key for your hair health and whole body.
Consider turkey, fish, dairy products, eggs and nuts, and you shall be fine.
Combine proteins with a side of leafy green vegetables, and you have a power duo. Broccoli, kale, and spinach are great sources of iron, which is vitally important for maintaining the right hair growth cycle.
Vitamin A has benefits to skin health, it lowers cholesterol, and boosts vision. But it also contributes to your hair health. If you’ve experienced an itchy or dry scalp, you might need to check your vitamin A intake. Vitamin A is necessary for cell growth, and therefore, necessary for hair growth.
Carrots, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes are our recommended sources for Vitamin A. Remember that one tale about carrots and a super vision? Well, it might not be true, but you can still have great hair.
There are two types of fats: saturated fats, and healthy fats. The latter would provide the necessary oils to keep both your scalp and hair follicles properly hydrated. While saturated fats might give you an unpleasant oily look, healthy fats will create a natural sheen.
Salmon, trout, avocado, and walnuts are great sources of Omega-3. And while supplements are ok, natural sources of Omega-3 are way better for your hair and overall health.
Vitamin E, Zinc and Selenium
Whether you live in a tropical area, or a cold one, the weather might have devastating effects on your hair. Vitamin E, zinc and selenium provide protection for your hair.
Wholegrains, spinach, eel, almonds, cashews, cocoa powder and cereals are our recommended sources of vitamin E, zinc and selenium. These are easy to consume on a daily basis and you can easily add them to any recipe.
The trick is to think about recipes, instead of thinking about separate ingredients. This way you can get all of the nutrients you need in a bunch.
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