Eat your way to healthy hair

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As you know our bodies need its daily intake of vitamins and minerals in order to live a healthy life and for it to work as optimally as possible. The same sentiments are shared for your hair. Your hair is alive as it grows and repairs itself, thus needing the added benefits of eating healthy to assist in this process. Hair is made up of a protein called keratin which is the key structural component to healthy hair and nails, so if you eat more protein enriched food, this will help your hairs become stronger and fuller within six months. Eating food such as eggs which is filled with a Vitamin called Biotin will assist with hair growth while eating Pork Tenderloin that contains Vitamins B6 and B12 will help with creating more red blood cells that will carry the oxygen and nutrients to the follicles and scalp. Vegetables like Lentils, Bell Peppers and Spinach are foods that are packed with many nutrients such as Vitamin A and C, Iron, beta carotene and folate. These work together for a healthy scalp. Our bodies also needs healthy fats and we find them in the fish that we eat. Oysters and fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel are packed with healthy zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Not only does this help fight diseases but also gives you healthy shiny hair. For dry hair, eating Sweet Potatoes is filled with a Vitamin called Beta carotene. The body then turns this into Vitamin A which encourages the glands in your scalp to produce an oily fluid called sebum. If you like sweet fruits and yoghurt, eating guava and Greek yoghurt will definitely assist by stopping hair breakage and help build back your locks. It contains nutrients such as Vitamins B5 and vitamin C which aids blood flow and helps strengthen hair. Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 3.41.42 PM Also, if you’re a breakfast kind-of-person, you can sprinkle a little cinnamon over your oats or in your tea in the morning. This will help with blood flow and circulation as it is imperative that the right amount of nutrients reaches the follicles daily. Remember that too much of anything is never good, so eat the amount of protein in moderation or as directed and see the beautiful results of your healthier, happier, shinier hair.

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