The TOP 10 Foods for Healthy Hair
Hello Blog Lovers! I just wanted to share some information that my sister had searched for me. It was initially researched so I could discuss it on my youtube channel which I will but I wanted to share it with you guys first. You know how I always say and how we've always heard you are what you eat. Well in actuality it's true. The key to great healthy hair according to web MD are these 10 foods. I remember growing up because my mother is a health food junkie we ate all of these foods that I'm going to discuss and I was thinking maybe because we at so much of these foods they actually contributed to our hair growth. No I've show you guys the pics of my hair length before I started cutting away at it. Now I will admit that I'm still eating these foods but not as often as I should because they require me to be able to cook them and right now because of my schedule Fast Food is always efficient and now I do try to order the "healthiest" thing on the menu.
According to Web MD they of course stated what I've share with you guys before that your hair only grows 1/4" to 1/2" a month which is the normal cycle of hair growth. It is important however to have a helathy diet to ensure healthy hair growth. They also said that you should beware of dietary supplements for hair thickeners becuase they will backfire. If you weren't born with thick hair you will never have thick hair. <
<< That was a shocker. Fad Diets, Low-Calorie Diets, and Crash Diets are not good for overall health and will leave you with unhappy hair. Crash Dieting actually affects the hair cycle. So Check out these foods guys and if you aren't eating them you should start!
- Salmon: Salmon is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids which support scalp health and the key to healthy hair is a healthy scalp. Salmon also contains B-12 and iron. A deficiency in Omega-3 can result in dry scalp which will make the hair look dull. If you a Veagan you can eat two tablespoons of ground flaxseed which is full of omega-3 plant based fats (I don't like salmon so I stick with the flax seed which is not bad. It tastes like ground up fine peanuts. The only thing I don't like is it will get stuck in your teeth, but I usually will eat it by the spoonful and/or sprinkle it on a salad>>flax seed is a good way to loose belly fat too<< it keeps you regular.
- Green Vegetables: Green Veggies like Spinach, Brocoli, and Swiss Chard are full of Vitamin A and C which are needed to produce Sebum. Sebum is the oil substance secreted by the hair follicles<
- Beans: Lentils and Kidney beans are good for you they provide protein, iron, zinc, and biotin. Biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair. It is recommended to have 3 or more cups a week of some beans.
- Nuts: Nuts such as Brazil nuts are a great source of Selemium which is an important mineral for healthy scalp. Walnuts are also good they contain alpha linolenic acid which is an omega-3 fatty acid which will help to condition the hair. Nuts like cashews, pecans, and almonds along with walnuts are a great source of zinc and a zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding.
- Poultry: Chicken and Turkey are a great source of high quality protein and inadequate amount of protein or low quality proteins will leave your hair weak and brittle. A profround protein deficiency will result in loss of hair color.
- Eggs: I don't know about you but I LOVE EGGS!!! They are excellent sources of Biotin and Vitamin B-12.
- Whole Grains: I know everyone hates wheat bread but it's actually good for you and your hair. Whole wheat bread and fortified whole grain breakfast cereals contain zinc, iron, and B vitamins. They are also a great source of energy.
- Oysters: Oysters although they are known as an aphrodesiac they contain zinc and are a powerful antioxident. If you don't eat Oysters (like myself) you can get the zinc you need from beef and lamb.
- Low-Fat Dairy Products: Skim Milk, Yogurt and even Cottage Cheese are full of Calcium which is an important mineral for hair growth. They also contain whey and casein which are two high quality proteins (little miss muppet sat on her tuppet eating her curds and whey LOL) You can boost the benefit by adding flax seed or walnuts to your yogurt and cottage cheese.
- Carrots: They are a great source of Vitamin A and great for healthy scalp along with Good Vision.
It's amazing how I grew up on these foods and ample amounts of it and it was actually doing it's job! I still love all of the foods listed except for salmon and oysters. However I eat just about everything listed here.
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