When we think of health, usually the first things that come to mind are images of ourselves doing sit-ups, making salads and pushing away cake. Very rarely do we focus on any other parts of our bodies than the “problem areas.” As humans, most of us tend to focus on things when they get close to becoming a problem. As much as we’d like to always be “on top of our game,” it’s just not realistic. Hopefully this article can help and keep you from beating yourself up too bad. Sometimes we just have to focus on one thing at a time and celebrate the small victories. So, lets start at the tops of our heads…with our hair. How do we keep our hair healthy? Did you know that the types of foods you eat could help your hair stay in shape?
“Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet,” says New York nutritionist Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet.
It can take longer to notice changes (both good or bad!) in your hair than in your skin. For example, “just one week with a poor diet can yield acne flare-ups or dry, sallow skin within days,” says New York City dermatologist Cybele Fishman, MD, “but with hair, it can take a few months for a nutritional deficiency or the effects of a crash diet to show up.”
Here’s a few foods that can help your hair be its best!
High in protein and vitamin D, salmon is particularly good at producing Omega-3s that help with hydration!
Again with the Omega-3s, walnuts are rich in biotin and vitamin E, which helps prevent cell damage. If you’re not totally into eating the raw walnut, consider using walnut oil in your salad dressing.
Here’s one you didn’t expect: Oysters! Oysters are rich in zinc. Too little zinc leads to hair loss, as well as a dry flaky scalp. Zinc is also found in nuts, beef and eggs.
When looking for a hair salon in El Dorado Hills, CA and the surrounding areas, Hoshall’s is a great place to find a knowledgeable staff that cares about the health and well-being of your hair and entire body. Hoshall’s is one of the best Folsom hair salons in the Sacramento area and is a trusted name in beauty!
Source (Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair – WebMD.com)