Did you know something as simple as adjusting your diet can keep your hair healthy and beautiful? Most of the common problems when it comes to our hair is hair loss, drying out, split ends, slow growth and changing colors. While most of these things come with age a big majority of them are preventable if you structure your diet to include what your hair needs. Some of the most effective nutrients and minerals that can positively affect the health of your hair include zinc, selenium, iron biotin, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids. Try these foods below for the best results gaining all of these nutrients and minerals.
Blueberries- They have an impressive level of antioxidants which protect the scalp from free radicals. They also have huge levels of vitamin C, which boost collagen production and stimulate the circulation of the scalp.
Lentils- These beans are a huge source of protein. Hair is made up of hardened keratin, a protein so without enough protein in your diet your hair won’t grow quickly. Secondly, lentils are a major source of iron, which, when combined with vitamin C, can increase your metabolism, circulation, and oxygenation of cells, which are essential for the health of your hair follicles
Walnuts- They are a source of biotin which is a water soluble B-vitamin that is needed for scalp and hair health. They are also the only type of nut that provide omega-3 fatty acids.
Green Leafy Vegetables: Adding spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and similar vegetables to your diet will give your body iron, folate, vitamin C, and beta carotene, a potent blend of hair health nutrients that will stimulate growth, promote hydration, increase circulation, and maintain color and shine. These types of vegetables also contain methylsulfonylmethane, which helps in the production of keratin, the main protein of which hair is made.
Iodine-Rich Foods-Many hair problems can be attributed to a dysfunctional thyroid gland, which controls many of our hormonal actions. Thinning hair, slow growth, discoloration, and dryness can all be signs of a hormonal issue. Iodine is the most important nutrient to regulate our thyroid gland, so eating foods like sea vegetables (kelp, wakame) can significantly boost your iodine levels.
Try this out for a month and let me know if you see a difference!
Love & Light,
Love & Light,