Top food choices for healthy hair
It goes without saying that if you eat a healthy diet you will be more likely to grow stronger, healthier cells including skin, hair and nails.
Hair is largely constructed of the protein Keratin and the body requires us to ingest protein in our diet to create and grow hair. We generally get our protein from meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, avocados, beans, pulses, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
As well as this, we also require (for healthy hair growth) Sulphur, Cysteine, Selenium, Methionine, Calcium, B Vitamins, Vitamins, C, E, A, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Biotin and fats. So for healthy hair growth, our diets should also include the following:
Tuna, Cauliflower, Vegetable Oil, Dark Green Leafy Vegetables, Liver, Red and Green Peppers, Oranges, Strawberries, Cantaloupe Melon, Oats, Green Peas and Beans, Beetroot, Aubergine, Blackberries, Grapefruit and Limes.
Crash diets and faddy diets will inevitably impact on hair health. As well as this, insufficient cardiovascular exercise will mean that hair follicles are not adequately supplied with a constant source of essential nutrients.
So, I guess it’s not rocket science. What’s good for our hair is good for our bodies generally; fresh food, a balanced diet and plenty of exercise. We certainly CAN influence our hair with the product choices we make but if all we eat is ‘chips and chocolate’, we’re unlikely to have great hair as a result. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news ladies and gents, but there it is!