5 Foods for A Healthier Mane
Who doesn’t want long luscious and thick hair? Our hair is an essential aspect of our beauty and that is why we make sure we select good products to make them look naturally beautiful. However, with so many chemical infused product choices available in the market we are more scared of these products destroying our hair rather than making them beautiful.
That is why people are taking to natural, organic options such as keeping a healthy protein rich diet and avoiding harmful hair products.
These 5 foods below, shall help you in your beauty routine and help you maintain the confident, beautiful you.
Eggs are an ‘egg’-cellent choice. Biotin contains vitamin B which helps in hair growth and maintains overall scalp health. Usually, shampoos or conditioner claim to contain biotin supplements, but these are all artificial and can be harmful. Eggs naturally contain biotin and consuming them helps in avoiding hair loss. Eating the right kind of food does not require you to cut down on your diet drastically, you can even have some sugar candies here and there. However, the main idea is to stick to your plan seriously. Only then can you hope to enhance your beauty.
If you are a vegetarian, then you can try eating peanuts or avocados that are rich in biotin as well.
2. Fatty Fish
Approximately 3% of our hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3 fatty acids not only give a natural shine to our hair but also help in giving us a glowing skin. They can also be found in cell membranes in our scalps as well as in natural oils that keep our hair and scalp hydrated.
Salmon, mackerel, anchovies or sardines are all in the bottom of the food chain meaning that they have a very short-life span and so harmful toxins like mercury may not accumulate in them. These fish, high in omega-3 fatty acids can help us keep our hair healthy and strong.
Almost all hair oils are coconut hair oils that work very well for our hair. But why does coconut work so well? This is because the coconut oil is rich in healthy fats, Vitamin K and E as well as other minerals that can provide that luscious shine to your hair. It helps in promoting growth by moisturizing our scalp.
If you use it as a pre-wash conditioning treatment, it can reduce protein loss which basically weakens our hair strands and makes them much more prone to damage.
Coconut water is an electrolyte, which is a form of natural hydration that also contains potassium. By drinking coconut water that is rich in potassium we can rejuvenate our cells with essential nutrients. This way coconut not only helps us keep our hair healthy but at the same time can be very beneficial for our body on the whole.
Oysters are rich in Zinc – an essential mineral that helps in repairing hair damage. It also helps in tissue and hair growth. It keeps the oil glands available around the hair follicles intact.
Deficiency of zinc causes dandruff, stunted hair growth as well as vigorous loss of hair. Zinc can also be found in crabs, lean beef, liver, and clams. It is not recommended to take zinc supplements as even an excess amount of zinc can be harmful. Excess of zinc can constrain our body’s ability to absorb copper.
So, make sure you take foods that contain zinc in order to have a regulated intake of this essential mineral.
5. Sweet Potatoes
Beta-carotene rich foods such as sweet potatoes can be very beneficial in making your hair gorgeous. Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A which is important for cell and hair growth. However, too much of Vitamin A can lead to hair loss as well. Hence it is important to take in the right amount of Vitamin A in the form foods in order to prevent dryness of skin and hair.
Other foods that contain Beta-carotene include carrots, kale, asparagus, cantaloupe and butternut squash. These foods can definitely make your hair look gorgeous and pretty.
So, I am sure this quick list of food items would have given you a good overview of how just by improving our diet we can not only limit our reliance on artificial supplements but also enhance our beauty and rejuvenate our hair and skin effectively. By controlling your diet, you do not have to worry about having a ‘bad hair day’. So, go ahead, eat healthily and stay beautiful!
Author Bio – Emily
Emily is a contributor at Mexican Candy and believes that a healthy lifestyle not only makes for a healthy body but also for a smart brain.