How many times have you wished for a thicker, shinier and healthier hair? The answer can’t always be that new expensive shampoo you’ve been using or paying yet another visit to the hairdresser’s… The answer you’re looking for is hidden in the healthy food section. Since we spend so many time taking care of our hair on the outside, why don’t we start doing the same thing on the inside? Opting for a more diverse diet will surely give you what you’ve always wanted.
Proteins are amino acids with an important role in enabling cell regeneration and growth. Our hair consists of proteins so it goes without saying how vital they are in our diet if we really do want healthier and well-groomed hair. Fish, chicken and turkey make excellent sources of protein. The recommended daily dose of proteins for women is 46 grams (approximately 0.10 lbs).
Omega-3 fatty acids
When it comes to fish, salmon is rich in Omega which is why it should find its way to your dinner table at least twice a week. Apart from bringing your damaged and dry hair back to life, this particular diet will make sure your heart as well as heart vessels stay healthy.
If you’re looking for foods rich in B vitamins, look no further. Eggs will help stimulate growth and development in general. These vitamins, especially biotin, promote not only healthy hair growth but also stronger nails and softer skin.
Studies have shown that vitamin D helps reduce hair loss. Although intensive sunbathing is harmful due to UV radiation, spending at least 20 minutes in the sun will see to it you receive your daily dose of this particular vitamin. You can also eat eggs, fish and mushrooms, foods rich in vitamin D.
Iron and zinc
Both iron and zinc stimulate hair growth by feeding hair follicles. At least twice a week try eating meat with a minimum of fat intake, and you’ll have stored enough minerals. You should also try eating foods rich in vitamin C because they help the body absorb the previously mentioned elements.
Translation: A. Slišković