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- What to eat for healthy hair? Advice from professionals.
What to eat for healthy hair? Advice from professionals.
Anyone can face trouble with their hair at any time in life. It might be hair loss or thinning, dandruff, or hair dull. There are many reasons for those situations. The main factors that we can list are age, genetics, hormonal imbalances, and diet.
While some factors are out of our control like genes or aging, we definitely still can do something with our nutrition diet to help improve hair conditions. Here are some advices from our experts.
Hair is primarily made of a protein called keratin. To maintain strong and healthy hair, ensure you have enough protein in your daily nutrition plan.
Meat (like chicken, turkey, beef, …) is rich in nutrition that might aid hair growth. Red meat even contains a type of iron that helps the red blood cells deliver oxygen to all cells in the body, including hair follicles.
However, there is one thing to keep in mind overconsumption of red meat might lead to other risks to health.
Fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel, … are excellent sources of Omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids provide oil that keeps hair and scalp hydrated. Unfortunately, our body can’t produce omega-3 by itself, therefore it is important to obtain it through our diet.
3. Vitamin A, E & C.
While vitamin A is needed for our body to produce sebum – an oily substance that provides natural for a healthy scalp, vitamin E provides protection for hair and skin from damage from sunlight. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and aids the absorption of iron.
Vitamins A, E & C can be easily found in sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, oranges, spinach, bean, avocado, and berries, … It is great that we don’t need to pay so much to get the right food for healthy hair.
Biotin and protein are nutrients that are essential for hair growth. Research has shown that a lack of biotin can cause brittle hair and may lead to hair loss. You can find this important nutrient in egg yolk, whole grains, liver, and soy flour.
Like the skin, hair and scalp condition can reflect our inside health. Let's eat a correct balance of nutrients that are good for hair, including protein, omega-3, vitamins and minerals. Once hair is supplied with all that it needs, it will become shiny, strong and lustrous.
A healthy hair is a beautiful hair. And a healthy lifestyle is best for not only our hair, our body but our mind also.