Diet for Healthy Hair

Girl with healthy long hair drinking a glass of water
Drinking water for healthy hair - Photo: Depositphotos
No matter how much time and money is spent on perfecting hair's health with products, hair health begins from the inside to the outside. Hair is part of the integumentary system, which is a bodily system, such as the nerves system. The integumentary system contains the following: hair, skin, and nails.
The three parts of the body are related, but hair is different in the way that it grows from the inside to the outside of the head. People use a lot of different products to get the desired healthy hair effect. However, people often forget healthy hair comes with taking care of your body with nutrients.
Unhealthy hair is not attractive. It is dull, dry, and it may have a lot of split ends. It may appear to be frizzy. Poor nutrition is the most common reason for unhealthy looking hair. It is a poor diet, which is high in sugar, salt, and animal fat that is not good for your hair. Those types of diets create added stress on the body. The body then needs more nutrients. Vitamin B gets depleted without eating right. The B-vitamins have a lot of different functions for humans.
The functions of B-vitamins range from biotin preventing hair loss to biotin helping fingernails get and remain healthy. It is not hard to eat food that contains vitamins B and C, such as bread or eggs. It is not hard to incorporate these vitamin-enriched foods into your diet, because they are relatively inexpensive to buy. Vitamin B and C are necessary for hair growth, hair color, and good circulation. Enough of vitamins B and C in your diet will keep individual hair strands from breaking.
A multivitamin diet is good for your hair, but it is necessary to get the right nutrients from the foods that we eat. If you are like everyone else, you probably do take multivitamins. Vitamin A should be a part of your multivitamins, which will give you a healthy scalp, because it works wonders for your skin. Vitamin A is found in apricots. I enjoy the latter. You should try not eating junk foods or consuming unhealthy drinks that will make the body's nutrients more depleted. I avoid a lot of chocolate, which is a popular junk food. Some drinks, such as coffee contain a lot of caffeine. I do not drink coffee at all.
Vitamins for good hair growth
Vitamins for better hair growth - Image via Canva
Eight glasses of water per day are absolutely needed for healthy hair. You should drink water to clean out your system. This way, your body will be hydrated, and your hair will also get more moisture. I drink water every day. It is always there at my convenience and cheap. There are many benefits to drinking water. Water also quenches your thirst and aids in food digestion so that your body will not get so stressed out and will not need to work harder to digest foods as it does without water.
The hair is ninety-eight percent proteins. Locks are dead protein. As soon as hair grows out of the head, it is dead. Hair needs protein to get healthy. There are so many protein-rich foods. Some protein-rich foods are: meats, seeds, and nuts. The availability of these foods makes it easy to get them. There are always basic foods, such as these that are found at the local grocery store.
As a partial vegetarian, tuna is an option that I usually eat. I do not eat any kind of meat, except for fish. Fish is a good source of protein. Tuna is also a good source of essential fatty acids. Omega-3 fats are found a lot in cold-water fish. Essential fatty acids or EFAs should be added to the diet to get omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats. These EFAs need to come from an outside source, because the body does not produce them. Omega-6 fats are found in corn and some other foods.
Jenine Fernandez       ©
See also:
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