Hair food – think about it we eat to give our bodies energy why not feed your hair as well.
Eating is a major pastime in Singapore as it is in a lot of countries around the world. More and more on health and the way we eat is in magazines and on the internet. In fact the health industry is one of the largest growing industries in the world.
So why not eating for a healthy head of hair. Yes it does matter what you eat. Believe it or not greasy fried and fast food are not beholden to a beautiful head of healthy shiny hair. All those toxins screw up the growing of the hair shaft.
While genes have a large part to play in the type of hair each one of us has due to the size and shape of the hair follicle. What we consume happens to play a part as well.
Be kind to your hair give it a helping hand by checking out some of the good hair foods to eat.
Hair Food The Buzz Word Biotin.
Biotin is the buzz word today for healthy hair.Vitamins and tablets that contain biotin are targeted towards hair growth and the growing of a healthy head of hair.
Deficiency in biotin does not occur that often but if you are not getting enough your hair can be in a fragile condition. This can tend to lead to hair breakage and maybe hair fall. So keep topped up by adding these biotin rich foods to your diet. Carrots,cauliflower,mushrooms, bananas,berries,whole wheat bread and whole grain cereal, tuna, turkey, peanut butter.
Vitamins And Minerals Your Hair Needs.
Protein, Iron, Vitamin C, Omega 3, Vitamin A, Zinc, Vitamin E, Biotin.
Eating Good Food For a Healthy Mane.
Salmon, Mackerel and Sardines. – These contain Omega 3 fatty acids which can help open the hair follicles.
So promoting healthy hair growth .Not eating enough of Omega 3. Can lead to a dry scalp and dull looking hair.
Oysters –Very rich in Zinc. This is a very important anti- oxidant that helps to keep the oil glands at the scalp at a healthy level. The cells that are the building blocks to hair rely on Zinc.
Meat, Poultry, Fish – Are all good sources of protein. As the hair is made up of about 90% protein which is called keratin. Make sure that you are eating enough protein. It is important if you want a head of strong healthy hair.
Eggs – Besides containing Protein eggs are packed full of Biotin which is a water soluble B vitamin.
Biotin helps promote healthy hair growth and also tends to increase the elasticity of the hair cortex. So helping to minimize hair breakage. A lack of Biotin can lead to weak and brittle hair also cracked and brittle nails.
For The Vegan In Us.
Spinach – Has Vitamins B, C and E also a good amount of Iron. Which helps in the production of red blood cells.
These blood cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles which is essential for healthy hair growth. There are approximately 100,000 hair follicles on the scalp which go through a pattern of active growth followed by a resting period.
Lentils – These are a good source of Zinc and Biotin these help with hair growth .Another aspect of Lentils is they also contain Protein. Which helps to strengthen the actual hair that is attached to the scalp.
Sweet Potatoes – Full of beta – keratin which is converted into Vitamin A by the body. Vitamin A is a powerful anti-oxidant that aid in the production of scalp oils.
Nuts – Good for eating at snack time. Jammed full of essential Vitamin E. If the sun can damage your skin remember it will also damage your hair. Vitamin E provides some protection for your hair.
Hair growth supplements are a great help if you feel that your diet maybe lacking in vitamins and minerals your hair needs. To help you decide which are the best supplements to purchace check out my post on the 5 top hair growth supplements on the market.
Ditch the junk food and spoil your hair with the food it deserves.