No matter what you put on your hair, if you’re not getting proper nutrition, it’s not going to look as good as you want it to.
Taking good care of your hair is very important to keep it looking clean and healthy, but truly healthy hair starts inside your body. If you aren’t eating the right foods, your body won’t have the “building blocks” necessary for producing strong, healthy, beautiful hair.
A balanced diet, full of nutrients like protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins is very important for good general health; but the following five foods are especially important for the healthiest hair possible.
Salmon provides many of the nutrients needed for hair growth. It contains:
Protein – protein is necessary for the body to produce new cells. If your diet is low in this important nutrient, your hair will grow slowly and the strands will be thin and weak.
Omega-3 fatty acids – necessary for a healthy scalp, a lack of Omega-3 fatty acids will cause a dry scalp and dry, dull, brittle hair.
Iron – Iron encourages cell growth, and is an important component of a healthy diet. Supplements usually contain forms of iron that are difficult for your body to use, while foods provide a form that is much more available.
Calcium – Another important mineral necessary for hair growth.
Selenium – Needed for scalp health.
Magnesium – Magnesium is necessary for the body to properly metabolize calcium.
Beans like lentils, kidney beans and pintos are a wonderful sources of protein, iron, zinc, and biotin.
Dark Green Vegetables
Continue reading at Eat Drink Better