Sunday, December 12, 2010
The health and condition of our hair has so much to do with what is going on inside of our bodies. And that has everything to do with what we put into our bodies. Following is a list of nutrients and the foods that you can get them from.
Protein.....is the building block of hair. Hair is 88% protein. Protein will give your hair strength.
sources: salmon, poultry, eggs
Vitamin B.....lack of B vitamins can lead to oily hair conditions.
sources: green vegetables, beans, sunflower seeds, nuts and peas
Vitamin C....strengthens the immune system, and assists in metabolizing B vitamins and amino acids
into the body. Lack of vitamin C can cause dry hair.
sources: oranges, melons, berries, lemons, limes, red peppers, kale, tomatoes and cucumbers
Vitamin A.....a lack of Vitamin A can cause dry hair.
sources: carrots, sweet potatoes, squash. broccoli cantaloupe or apricot
Iron..........is needed to help carry oxygen to the hair.
sources: eggs, fish, liver, oysters, meat, poultry, whole grains, green leafy vegetables and
Copper.....is needed for hair structure and is involved in the pigmentation of hair.
sources: milk, bread and green vegetables
Zinc.........a lack of Zinc can lead to hair loss. Zinc is necessary for building hair protein.
sources: oysters, nuts, oats, eggs, butter and kidney beans
Water.......makes up one-fourth of the weight of a strand of hair. Water is necessary to nourish healthy
Essential Fats....healthy hair needs two essential fatty acids - omega-3 and omega-6 - these are not
produced naturally by the human body.
Omega-3 fat sources: flax oil, algae, cold-water fish, dark-green vegetables, hemp oil and
pumpkin seed oil
Omega-6 fat sources: borage, evening primrose oil, safflower oil, sunflower seeds, hemp
seeds, corn and pumpkin seeds
Ladies......if you choose the right foods to eat you will have beautiful hair!
This information was quoted by Kathy Savage, who is the owner of Christopher Street Salon in Commack, New York.