MJ Gonzales │GetHealthAccess.com
Next time people say they just use shampoo and conditioner to achieve bouncier hair, think again. It’s also because of the nutrients they get in eating healthy food. Thus, if you also like to flip thick, long and strong tresses, start to add health food in your diet.
‘Patterns of hair growth and loss, as well as condition and quality, are determined partly by our genes,” NutriCentre Head Nutritionist Shona Wilkinson shared with Daily Mail. “But there are other factors in our lives that can also have a negative effect on hair quality and growth, causing our hair to become weak, dry or lackluster, or triggering hair loss. These factors can include nutrient deficiencies, stress, hormonal changes, poor circulation, thyroid problems and even over-brushing.”
On the other note, nourishing your hair through healthy diet is a win-win solution because it is inexpensive and more convenient than going through medications or finding the right hair products. Furthermore, the good side of it is that the food for the hair are so common that you can find any of them in your kitchen just like eggs, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
Besides providing protein, Daily Mail imparted that eggs are rich B vitamin that helps to hair growth and healthier scalp. Meantime, carrots and sweet potatoes are full of Vitamin A that triggers natural oil in the hair to come out and keep dandruff away from scalp.
Fruits such as guava, oranges, papaya, and strawberries are all known source of vitamin C, thus they also good for the hair
“Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron so foods high in vitamin C are good to eat in conjunction with iron-rich foods,” BBC reported. “Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the hair shafts.”
One of the reasons of thinning hair is because of lack of iron in the body. To get enough supply of this nutrient try to eat clams, oysters, spinach, broccoli, and beans. According to Prevention.com a cup of white beans is equal to 18mg of iron.
“Iron is an especially important mineral for hair and too little iron (anaemia) is a major cause of hair loss. The hair follicle and root are fed by a nutrient rich blood supply. When iron levels (serum ferritin) fall below a certain point, you may experience anaemia. This disrupts the nutrient supply to the follicle, affecting the hair growth cycle and may result in shedding,” BBC explained.
Though eating healthy food is good for the hair and body, it is advisable to consult doctor if you have hair problems that need medical attention.