Food Hair Needs for Health and Beauty
Food hair needs to look it’s best!
The food hair needs in order to look it’s best literally starts with your daily diet! That shouldn’t surprise anyone, yet we spend literally billions of dollars each year on topical elixir’s to make our hair healthier, shinier, bigger, better and to make it grow faster. Is it money well spent?
I for one, have a storehouse of hair care products, of which maybe only one third of them I rely on to make my hair look it’s best. I wouldn’t think to be without my reconstructors, shine serums, root lifters, deep conditioners, thermal heat protectors etc., but how much do all these hair products really do? How much do they add to the over-all heath and beauty of our hair?
Well, I wouldn’t suggest you give up your elixir’s any more than any of your other guilty pleasures! The hair care products you use on your hair DO make a difference in it’s overall beauty. But, take into consideration that the hair you see above the scalp is dead. This hair you see . . . it IS what it IS! This hair can’t be changed other than some minor, surface, temporary fixes with topical elixir’s.
What you can do to positively influence the health and beauty of your hair is to consider what food hair needs and eat it! Your hair is alive (underneath the scalp) and is nourished by the blood. Your genes influence your hair type yes, but a good diet (and exercise) is next in line in determining the health, strength and beauty of your hair. The food hair needs is not unlike the food the rest of your body needs. Diet may be the biggest factor you can control in the health and beauty of your hair!
Dietitians and hair industry experts both agree the food hair needs is important for a healthy head of hair. “Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health,” says Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, a dietitian in Los Angeles and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. “A deficiency can result in a dry scalp and thus hair, giving it a dull look.”
Food Hair Needs
- Salmon – omega 3’s, fatty acids, protein, B12 and iron.
- Flaxseed also good source. A deficiency here can result in dry scalp and dull, dry hair.
- Dark green veggies – vitamins A & C to produce sebum
- Beans or lentils – protein, iron, zinc & biotin
- Nuts – selenium, minerals, omega 3’s, zinc. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair loss.
- Poultry – protein
- Eggs – protein, biotin & B12
- Whole grains – zinc, iron & B vitamins
- Oysters – zinc a powerful antioxidant, also in beef & lamb
- Low fat dairy – protein and mineral aids hair growth
- Carrots – vitamin A for healthy scalp, shiny, conditioned hair
Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a dermatologist in Vallejo, Calif, tells WebMD, “Even though you can find beauty supplements on the shelves, try to get the nutrients you need from foods whenever possible. In rare instances, excess supplementation of certain nutrients, such as vitamin A, has been linked to hair loss.”
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Tags: Food HairFebruary 17, 2010 By: Barb Quinn Hairstyle Blog Leave your comments (0), Your input matters.
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