Eating right for a healthy Hair

Just like we eat the right food to take care of our skin, we also are expected to eat right to maintain a healthy hair. It’s safe to assume that most people aren’t aware of this but not to worry S n T collections is here to save the day.

Below are some recommended foods that can give you the healthy hair you’ve always dreamt of. Please note that this article doesn’t give all the information you might need so a further research can be carried out.

  1. Protein

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Raise your hands if you knew the human hair contained protein? Well it does and it is only right we eat foods that contain protein to ensure the hair remains as “lush” as we want it to be. Extremely low protein diets may result in possible hair loss, it’s therefore advisable to choose Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Eggs and for vegetarians Legumes and Nuts is perfect.

  1. Iron

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Iron is an important mineral for hair growth and too little iron in the body can cause Anaemia which is a major cause of hair loss. Foods such as red meat, pork, seafood, peas, spinach, pasta and a whole lot of animal products provide just the right amount of iron and the right amount of iron helps in keeping the human hair healthy.

  1. Vitamin A

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Ever imagined what having a healthy scalp felt like? You don’t have to imagine anymore, Sebum is an oily substance formed by our hairs’ sebaceous glands and gives a natural conditioner for a healthy scalp and without sebum we may experience an itchy scalp and dry hair. Include in your diet foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots, lettuce, liver etc and you’ll never have to tap your head so hard when your scalp is itching.

  1. Vitamin C

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Vitamin C for example aids the absorption of iron foods so it’s appropriate to take vitamin C to complement the iron foods that are already in our meals. Sources of vitamin c include oranges, guava, strawberries, grapefruit etc.

  1. Vitamin E

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Eating foods rich in vitamin E helps in protecting our hair from being damaged by the sun, almonds, Spinach, Kale, Plant oils all contain vitamin E. Nuts are nutritional powerhouses which provides zinc as well as vitamin E so it’s worthwhile to include them in our balanced diet.

Other foods that can be consumed include Omega 3 (fish oil, chia seeds, walnuts, fish eggs etc) Zinc (garlic, dark chocolate, watermelon seeds etc) and Biotin (eggs, whole grains, milk and meat, legumes etc). If you have no idea of where to buy these fruits from, leave a comment below and we’ll be glad to help you.

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