You are what you eat? Healthy body, Healthy Hair!
Our team have put together our top Health Foods for Hair!
Your hair is mostly made of protein so eating a diet rich in protein helps to maintain your hairs healthy strong structure!
Protein is found in foods such as Chicken, turkey and lean cuts of beef.
A lack of Zinc in your diet has been claimed to cause hair loss!
Stock up on Zinc rich foods such as Oysters, Lean beef, eggs and nuts.
Beta carotene found in sweet potatoes and carrots is turned in to Vitamin A by the body; a lack of vitamin A can be a cause of a dry Flaky scalp!
Iron is highly important it helps carry oxygen to hair follicles and around the body!
A lack of iron (anemia) is a major cause of hair loss so stock up on iron rich foods such as Beef, pumpkin seeds, nuts, lentils, dark leafy greens and our favourite dark chocolate!
New research states that Vitamin D is great for our hair follicle although they are unsure of how we don’t mind eating these Vitamin D rich foods such as Greek yogurt, cottage cheese and skimmed milk all great sources of calcium too.
Vitamin C is vital for hair health it helps boost circulation feeding our hair follicles!
Eat plenty of Blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, peppers and sweet potato.
Eating foods rich in omega 3 is highly important as your body can not produce this but it’s needed to grow hair!
Foods containing all the omega goodness include salmon, trout and mackerel and if you are not a fish lover pumpkin seeds, walnuts and avocado will work wonders.
Eating selenium rich foods such as brazil nuts, tuna, eggs, oats, garlic and cottage cheese will give you enough to help your body utilize proteins resulting in stronger more resistant hair.
Vitamin E helps to boost circulation to the scalp and is very nourishing helping to create an optimum scalp environment for healthy hair to grow.
Vitamin E is found in foods such as eggs, liver, nuts and leafy dark greens.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle affects our hair in a positive way ensuring plenty of water is consumed to avoid dehydrating the hair and scalp, Taking exercise to boost general health, using protective products when styling and cleansers and conditioners suitable for our hair type, and brushing the hair and massaging the scalp daily all add up to optimum hair health!