Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair
This entry was posted on February 12, 2008.
A woman's diet can make all the difference... inside your body and out! Just like your skin, hair can really benefit from your nutritional diet. Being proactive by having an advantageous diet can keep your hair strong, beautiful and lustrous. Having bad eating habits can even contribute to hair loss in some cases. In fact, there are specific foods that can help your hair in all the right places.
There are essential fatty acids that are necessary to maintain you skin, hair, and nails. You should eat some of these foods, which are affluent in omega-3 fatty acids, every day:
- Tuna, mackerel, and other fish that have a lot of natural fats
- Flaxseed oil
- Walnuts and almonds
Vitamins B-6, B-12, and folic acerbic are equally important to your hair. Vegetarians and vegans generally don't get enough of these vitamins.Good sources of vitamin B-6 cover bananas, potatoes (both white and sweet), and spinach.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables -- like citrus fruits and tomatoes -- will assist you in getting proper amounts of folic acid. Whole atom and adherent atom products, beans, and lentils accommodate folic acid. Major sources of B-12 cover meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products.
Protein is another source that benefits keeping your hair healthy, but generally don't get enough of it on a daily basis. Make sure you eat lean meats like fish, chicken, eggs, and soy articles are acceptable sources of protein. Try to avoid meats with a lot of fats.
Because trace minerals like magnesium and zinc can also affect hair, it's also advised to take a good multivitamin every day. This will not only help your hair, but will keep you body in good general working order.