Eat Your Way To Healthy Hair
The old adage “you are what you eat” has never been truer than when it comes to your hair. Hair is literally made up of proteins that are processed from your body and used as building blocks. Those proteins are converted into the needed genetic material to repair, replace, and reproduce everything your body needs to run efficiently and healthy. Nothing can throw a wrench into the works quicker than following fad diets. The first sign that something has gone wrong will always appear in your hair first.
The reason those diets are popular is because everyone wants results NOW, and are not willing to do it the healthy way. You don’t have to eat the entire table, or double your calories to save your hair, but you do need to make sure that certain items are included in your diet. Simple changes to restore your hair and keep your body healthy in the process. Want quick results? Get off your butt and exercise.
For healthy hair, one of the best foods to eat is salmon. Relatively inexpensive, and chock full of the vitamins and proteins your body needs to thrive. Dark green leafy vegetables are next on the list for eating hair healthy. Spinach, Swiss chard or broccoli can produce the entire daily requirement of needed vitamins in just one serving a day. Lentils and beans, once a week, will also provide the protein your hair needs. Including them with the dark greens makes for a simple salad that will not have you tipping the scale.
Rounding out the list are nuts, quick and easy snacks like walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans and almonds. They are important because of the zinc they contain, which will retard hair loss through shedding. Chicken is another great source of protein, as is eggs, none of which are going to cause you to gain weight, and combined with whole grains, can easily rebuild your hair into what it once was before you started the fad diet.
To sum up, the best thing you can do for your hair is to follow a balanced diet of lean proteins, like chicken, salmon, beef and lamb, fruits and dark leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, and low-fat dairy. Combined with a decent exercise regimen, you will lose the weight you want, but in a healthy and hair happy way.