Hair Care - You Are What You Eat

What we eat has an influence on every part of our body - including our hair. While we often think hair as an attachment to our body, it's a PART of our body. This article will look at the best foods to eat in terms of looking after the health of your hair.

Eggs are a great source of protein, and it's protein that your hair follicles are mostly made of. Thus ensuring you consume healthy proteins via eggs can help strengthen your hair follicles. Moreover, eggs provide zinc and selenium - both of which are associated with healthy hair.

Spinach is a true "superfood" - it is packed full of nutrients, including iron, folate, vitamin C and vitamin A - all of which have been known to contribute toward hair growth. Sebum production is aided by vitamin A sufficiency, and it's sebum that moisturizes the scalp, in turn contributing toward the health of your hair. Iron helps carry red blood cells around the body, which aids hair growth and also repair.

Avocados have had a lot of positive publicity in recent years, and for good reason: they are chock-full of vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin E, which is another hair-growth promoter. Moreover, vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, which helps reduce oxidative stress and damage of your hair. Avocados are also full of fatty acids that help your body build cells.

Nuts are rich in vitamins B and E, zinc and essential fatty acids - all of which promote a health scalp, hair growth and hair repair.

Seeds are insanely nutritious, packed full of vitamin E, zinc and selenium. Just 56 grams of sunflower seeds contain ALL of your daily vitamin E needs, plus most of your vitamin B requirements. Chia and flaxseeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids - which as mentioned, help your body build cells.

Honorary Mentions
The above list is far from exhaustive. The following foods are also good for healthy hair: meat, beans, shrimp, oysters, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, fatty fish and berries.

In Summary
You are what you eat, and that includes the health of your hair too.

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