The old saying ‘you are what you eat’, has never been truer! In fact, the health of your hair says a lot of things about you, not just your diet, but stress levels and more. “Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet,” says New York nutritionist Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet.
In fact, if you want healthy hair for the future, it’s important to eat right now. The nutrients you eat today help fortify the hair follicle — from which each strand is born — and the scalp that surrounds it. “Healthier follicles? Healthier hair. Healthier scalp? Healthier hair!” Drayer says.
So, what are the foods that promote healthy hair? There are many but below are 4 we think are super important…
Walnuts–Walnuts are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and have a good portion of Biotin and Vitamin E which help protects cells from damage. Walnuts also include a portion of copper that helps keep your natural color rich. Walnuts are great for so many things. Nuts are also good to help boost energy levels.
Eggs – Eggs are a great source of protein and have four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfer and iron. Iron is important as it helps carry oxygen to your hair follicles. If you don’t have enough iron in your body, one of the problems you will face is major loss of hair. We all know iron is important particularly for women in so many ways.
Blueberries – Blueberries are a super fruit full of Vitamin C and Anti-oxidants. Vitamin C is important for overall wellbeing but also helps circulation to your scalp. Vitamin C naturally boosts Collagen which surrounds the hair strands making them strong, producing healthier hair.Vitamin C helps boost your immune system too, so make sure it’s part of your diet.
Fish–Oily fish are a must when thinking of growing beautiful hair. They contain nutrients great for boosting brainpower, but also contain Omega 3 and a number of fatty acids that help you grow thick, healthy hair. They have a natural way of hydrating the scalp and strengthening follicles. All in all, fish products are great for you!
There are a number of foods you can eat to give your body and your hair the best chance of a healthy, radiant existence. Why not add some of these to your regular diet from today, and in a few month’s time you will start to see some amazing results.