Foods for healthy and shiny hair
Beautiful hair makes us happier, more confident, and of course attractive. That is why every woman dreams of a luxurious shiny hair and is looking for a suitable product for hair care.
But to be proud owner of shiny hair (like the ones you see in the ads for shampoos), you should not only use just cosmetics. What you put in your mouth is as important as what you put on your hair.
Many diets affects the hair – some can worsen, and some may improve the look of your locks. Therefore, make sure you eat a balanced food and consume vitamins and minerals that stimulate the growth of strong and healthy hair. Here are some tips of what you should eat:
Salmon and flaxseed. Fish is indispensable if you want to eat healthy, and salmon is the best choice. This oily fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12 and iron. All together they ‘work’ to give you the desired sheen of your hair. Omega-3 fatty acids maintain a healthy scalp too. Insufficient consumption of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can make your scalp to become dry and your hair lifeless. To avoid this, keep fish on your menu at least 3 times a week. If you are not able to eat fish that often, flaxseed is a good substitute, because it also contains omega-3 fatty acids.
Eggs and chicken meat. Hair is composed mainly of protein, so it is logical that consumption of foods rich in protein can be an effective way to stimulate the hair growth and reduce its falling and breaking. Eggs are rich in vitamins from the group B, especially B12 and biotin (B 7). Biotin is also called vitamin H (H-is coming from ‘Haar und Haut’, which in German means hair and skin). It is believed that a lack of biotin causes the hair loss. Besides eggs, a rich source of biotin is the liver. Chicken meat is an amazing source of protein that can help once you get rid of fragile hair.
Beef and oysters. Beef meat and oysters improve the appearance of the hair, because they are rich in zinc. It is well known that zinc deficiency leads to hair loss and is thought that it can help in the fight against premature graying of the hair. Apart from beef and oysters, zinc is present in nuts (walnuts, almonds) and lamb meat.
Lentil. It may sounds strange, but lentil is food that should not be avoided if you want a healthy hair. It is rich in folic acid, which improves the health of red blood cells that supply the skin and scalp with the necessary oxygen. Also, folic acid is important for the renewal of cells and is important for the growth of hair.
Nuts and almonds. Walnuts and almonds and other nuts, contain omega-3 fatty acids (which act as a regenerator of your hair) and zinc (which prevents the hair loss). Besides nuts and almonds, do not miss in your snacks to include cashews too.
Carrots. Carrots contain vitamin A, which stimulates the formation of sebum in the scalp. The sebum allows the hair to retain its natural moisture and improves the health of the scalp. Too little or excessive secretion of sebum can damage the hair. Lack of vitamin A may be manifested through the occurrence of dandruff and dry hair. To avoid this, replace unhealthy snacks with carrots.
Consume foods rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C increases the body’s ability to absorb zinc.
Drink 8 glasses of water daily. Water helps your hair to look healthy, shiny and to maintain its moisture.
Exercise regularly. Exercise reduces stress, which may be the cause of hair loss.
Do not go on strict diets. Diets commonly recommend intake of very few calories and do not include enough food that contains zinc, vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids, and because of this, your hair suffers. Often extreme diets can cause hair loss in women.