Diet for Healthy Hair

Girl with healthy long hair and drinking a glass of water
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No matter how much time and money is spent on perfecting hair health with products, hair health begins from the inside out. Hair is part of the integumentary system, which is a bodily system, like the nervous system. The integumentary system contains hair, skin, and nails.
The various 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 many different products to achieve the desired healthy hair effect. However, people often forget that healthy hair comes with taking care of their bodies with nutrients.
Unhealthy hair is not attractive; it is dull, dry, and may have a lot of split ends, appearing to be frizzy. Poor nutrition is the most common cause of unhealthy-looking hair. It is a poor diet, high in sugar, salt, and animal fat, that is not good for your hair. Such diets create added stress on the body. The body then needs more nutrients. Vitamin B gets depleted without eating right. The B-vitamins have many different functions for humans.
The functions of B vitamins range from biotin preventing hair loss to helping fingernails get and remain healthy. It is not difficult to eat food that contains vitamins B and C, such as bread or eggs. It is not difficult to incorporate these vitamin-enriched foods into your diet, as they are relatively inexpensive to purchase. Vitamins B and C are essential 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 balanced diet is good for your hair, but it is important to get the necessary nutrients from the foods we eat. If you are like most people, you likely do take multivitamins. Vitamin A should be a part of your multivitamins, which will give you a healthy scalp, as it works wonders for your skin. Vitamin A can be found in apricots. I enjoy the latter. You should try not eating junk food or consuming unhealthy drinks, as this 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 better hair growth
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Eight glasses of water per day are absolutely necessary for healthy hair. You should drink water to flush out your system. This way, your body will be hydrated, and your hair will also receive more moisture. I drink water every day; it is always conveniently available and inexpensive. There are many benefits to drinking water. Water also quenches your thirst and aids in food digestion, so your body does not get as stressed out and does not need to work harder to digest foods as it would without water.
The hair is composed of 98% proteins. Once hair grows out of the scalp, it is considered dead. Hair needs protein to become healthy. There are many protein-rich foods, such as meats, seeds, and nuts. The availability of these foods makes it easy to get them. There are always basic foods, such as these, that can be 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, which is a good source of protein. Tuna is also a good source of essential fatty acids. Omega-3 fats are found in abundance in cold-water fish. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) should be added to the diet to obtain both omega-3 and omega-6 fats. These essential fatty acids need to come from an external source, as the body does not produce them. Omega-6 fats can be found in corn and some other foods.
By Susan | Updated | ©

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