Each and every day, we learn new information about the types of food that are both good and bad for the overall health of our bodies. However, did you know that what you choose to eat can have an effect on more than just what is inside of you? Of course, you’ve probably heard from your dermatologist that there are certain foods that have a positive impact on your skin’s complexion, but have you ever given much thought to your hair?
As an extension of your body, your hair follicles are absolutely affected by the types of food that you eat. Looking to improve the health of your locks? Try incorporating some of these food types into your diet:
Milk – Milk gets most of its fame for being great for your bones. However, it also contains important proteins like casein and whey to help keep your strands strong. Pour yourself an ice cold glass or enjoy a tasty bowl of yogurt or cottage cheese.
Green is Good – Minerals found in a variety of green, leafy veggies are a great source of calcium, iron and silica, which are all key in preventing hair loss. Add a side of spinach, kale or broccoli to your dinner plate tonight.
Get Fishy – Certain types of oily fish, such as mackerel and salmon are high in both iron and vitamin B12, which encourage healthy hair and healthy skin. Plus, these types of fish also contain Omega 3 fatty acids which, like leafy greens, help to slow hair loss.
Less Sugar – While your hair needs vitamin B to promote hair growth and scalp health as a whole, consuming too much sugar can strip your hair of it. Try to ease up on alcohol and refined carbs.
More Grains – Desperate for long, thick hair? Eating more whole grains may help. As an excellent source for zinc, which has a significant impact on hair growth, it may be time to add the whole grain option of your favorite pastas and breads to the shopping cart.
Just like you are expected to make the right food choices to get the healthy body that you want, it’s important that you make the right choices to get the healthy hair that you want. Will you be making any adjustments to your diet in the name of gorgeous hair? Let us know in the comments section below!