5 Foods For Happy, Healthy Hair!
achieve beautiful healthy locks...
Hi guys, its Meg here. This is a different post than usual, but I've collaborated with another Health/Beauty blogger Lou Rose, to give you all an insight into her blog this is a guest post by Lou herself, giving you a run down on all the foods essential for perfect, healthy hair!
As your hair needs nutrition from the inside as well as the outside, it's important to eat the right kind of foods to make sure your strands stay healthy and shiny!
Using only the best organic shampoos and conditioners is a great way to clean and moisturise your hair gently, but your hair will also benefit from a host of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids found in nutrient rich foods. As some fruits and vegetables deliver more nutrients than others, take a look at what you could be eating more of to improve dry, dull locks.
Spinach is considered a superfood, as it is packed with healthy goodness your body will love. It contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, Vitamin A and beta carotene, all of which can help keep hair strong and maintain its natural moisture.
Regularly eating spinach can reduce breakages and prevent hair loss, so it should definitely be a staple in your diet. If you're not too keen on spinach, kale, broccoli and cabbage are all nutrient rich dark green leafy vegetables which can all improve the overall health of your hair.
Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which your body needs to help protect it from disease and maintain healthy blood vessels. It can also promote healthy hair and skin, and can stem problems with hair loss.
Fatty fish like salmon, herring, trout and mackerel also contain protein, vitamins and minerals which can help restore and strengthen, dry and weakened hair. Try and include one of these fish in your meals at least twice a week to reap the benefits.
rotein based foods are super important when it comes to keeping hair happy. Protein is the main component in hair follicles, and loss due to heat exposure and environmental damage can cause hair to feel dull and dry.
Eggs contain high quality protein and iron, which are essential to maintain strong, healthy looking hair. They also contain Vitamin B and biotin, which can help reduce hair loss problems. It's best to eat the yolk as well as the whites, as it helps your body absorb protein.
Lentils are a fantastic source of minerals such as iron and zinc, and also contain folic acid, biotin and protein. Folic acid is essential to maintain healthy red blood cells which supply your skin and scalp with oxygen. This helps keep your scalp healthy and your roots strong!
The combination of iron and folic acid can also help with new hair growth, so they are a great addition to your diet if you have thinning hair or notice a large amount of shedding.
Guava ne of the best ways to prevent brittle hair which is prone to breakages is to give it a Vitamin C boost. Oranges are famous for having high amounts, when in fact guava contains four times more Vitamin C.
This crucial vitamin helps keep your defences up, and can also promote new hair growth. Guava also contains antioxidants and carotene, which are extremely beneficial for your skin’s health.
Author: Louisa Rose, from Cologne, Germany. My blog is Body Health Love where I blog about health and beauty advice for young women!
Its Meg again now, so I hope you all enjoyed this lovely post, and thank you to Lou for this as it has not only helped all of you guys but me too! Go check out Lou's blog page and give her some love...