Our body speaks to us and we must pay close attention to it even if we are young. That’s the best time to get into a good habit of eating right. The results of a good diet will enhance how you feel and look during the aging process. However, genetics also plays a major role in your overall health.
Fish, preferably salmon, which is high in omega-3 fatty acids which is needed to grow hair. It keeps cell membranes on your scalp hydrated. You may also want to try: Herring, sardines, trout, mackerel or flaxseed.
Nuts, such as walnuts, which is enriched with biotin and Vitamin E is essential to protect cells from DNA damage. Too little biotin can cause hair loss. Also try: Peanuts, almonds, wheat bran and avocados.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of antioxidant beta carotene which your body turns into Vitamin A which aids in producing natural oils in scalp to reduce itchy, dry scalp.
Also try: Carrots, kale, butternut squash, pumpkin or asparagus.
Eggs is loaded with four key minerals: Zinc, selenium, sulfur and iron. Iron helps carry oxygen to the hair follicles. If you have too little in your diet, it can cause hair loss or dry, brittle hair. Eggs is also a great source of protein.
Spinach is enriched with iron, beta carotene, folate and Vitamin C which helps keep hair follicles healthy and produces sebum (which is your natural scalp oils) allows circulation. Also try: Dark, leafy veggies, broccoli, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard.
Lentils or Legumes are high in protein, iron, Zinc and biotin. Also try: soybeans, edamume or kidney beans.
Greek yogurt consists of protein and Vitamin B5, Vitamin D and pantothenic acid which is also found in hair care products. Also try: Cottage cheese, low fat cheese or skim milk.
Blueberries are high in Vitamin C and helps absorb iron as well as supports blood circulation to the scalp and tiny blood vessels that feed hair follicles. Low Vitamin C causes hair breakage. Also try: Strawberries, citrus fruits, or green peppers
- Vegetable oil such as olive, coconut, peanut, safflower, grape seed or sunflower oil restores a natural luster to your locks.
- Gelatin is also a hidden secret in hair growth. It’s also a great for the nails. Who would have thought a bowl of Jell-O is the new found secret to beautiful hair and stronger nails?
- Water provides hydration and moisture to your hair, skin and internal organs. Water allows nutrients the proper flow for cleansing toxins out of the body. It cleanses the pores of the skin, provides energy and is essential to your overall health and beauty from the inside and out.