Does a healthy diet mean healthy hair? Darren Michael Hairdressing Salon in Oldham find out…
While not all of us are blessed with thick, shiny, long locks – there are lots of great ways we can improve our hair…starting with our diet!
Eating a variety of healthy foods will not only make your skin look and feel great, but it will dramatically improve the condition of your hair. Fill up on these nutrients to begin growing your healthiest hair ever.
Best foods for healthy hair
Keep your hair in a healthy condition by including lots of green leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale and sweet juicy fruits into your diet. Dairy products such as milk and fresh yogurt will also help.
Fresh coconut is also considered excellent “hair food” – sprinkle grated coconut over salads, diced fresh fruit, or rice. Cooking with certain spices adds flavor to your food and provides nourishment for your hair. Cumin, turmeric and black pepper are some “hair-friendly” spices.
Your shopping list of food for healthy hair
Add these items to the trolly during your next shop and watch the condition of your hair improve – as well as your general well-being!
Protein: Meat, fish, poultry, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt & sunflower seeds.
Vitamin A: Butter, eggs, milk, carrots, tomatoes, oily fish, dark green leafy vegetables & apricots. (Vitamin A not only promotes a healthy scalp but promotes hair growth).
Vitamin B: Milk, eggs, wholegrain cereals, bread, wheat germs, nuts, soy beans, poultry, fish & meat.
Vitamin D: Sunlight, fish liver oils, oily fish, milk & eggs.
Vitamin C: Blackcurrant, green peppers, citrus fruits, bananas, avocados, artichokes & leafy green vegetables. (Vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage).
Vitamin E: Wheat germ, peanuts, vegetable oils, pulses & green leafy vegetables.
Iron: Spinach, cockles, liver, kidneys, pulses, lentils, beans, peas & dried fruit.
Calcium: Cheese, nuts, eggs, milk, yogurt, sardines & root vegetables.
Iodine: Seafood, dried kelp & iodized salt.
Sulfur: Eggs, meat, cheese & other diary products.