There’s been a lot of talk about superfoods as part of the health and nutrition craze for the last several years but one area where people often forget that superfoods can benefit them is in maintenance of good hair and scalp health. Here’s a list of several superfoods that are affordable and also highly beneficial for keeping your hair healthy.
Here are a few tips form the leading Mississauga Hair Loss clinic, truly you: Salmon is very good for hair because it has not only the Omega-3 fatty acids but also Vitamin B-12 which you body does not make on its own. Salmon is also a great source of protein which constitutes much of what your hair is made of.
Nuts are another superfood for hair. They’re not just for squirrels but they’re great for humans too. Any kind will do. People tend to forget about nuts because they’re not often prominently featured in most supermarkets…. but they are good for your hair because of the zinc, selenium, alpha-linoleic acid, omega-3 fatty acid, and vitamin E they contain.
Next, don’t forget eggs
Eggs got a ‘bad rap’ several years ago but the fact is that eggs, whole eggs, are perhaps the best source of protein on the planet for humans. And, as mentioned before, hair is mostly protein. Virtually any way you want your eggs…they’re good for you and their very affordable too.
Eggs are also high in biotin, one of the vitamin B families, and they’re also very high in iron.
Now…don’t forget your vegetables. Luckily there are enough good vegetables that you’ll always find some you like. They’re all good for you. Broccoli is good for you hair follicles but spinach, kale and Swiss chard are excellent sources of vitamin A and C.
Fruit, aside from the great taste and attractive colors, has the added benefit of being an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin isn’t the primary vitamin for healthy hair but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
One vegetable that should be singled out is carrots. They’re not just the vegetable of superstars like Bugs Bunny but they also an excellent source of vitamin A and that vitamin is an important part of healthy skin and scalp.
Another veggie that has a lot of vitamin A (good for scalp) is sweet potatoes. They also have a lot of vitamin C, copper, iron and protein. Most people don’t get a chance to enjoy sweet potatoes very often but there’s lots of ways to fix them there are very affordable. The healthy scalp you’ll get from eating them helps prevent scalp problems like dandruff.
Next… there are oysters
People either love oysters or they hate the sight of them. But regardless, they’re still very high in zinc, one of the most important hair nutrients. Oysters aren’t necessarily cheap any more in most places in the US and there’s also the pollution problem you want to be careful of but, if you like them, your hair will thank you for it. Superfoods contain good food value and which is very good for health as well. It can be use well in case of hunger and poverty.
Last but not least, there are lentils. Lentils are one of the many members of the bean family and, aside from being very nutritious and tasty, they’re also highly affordable and easy to fix in a variety of ways. They’ve got lots of iron, biotin and zinc.
The bottom line is, as mom always said, you should eat a balanced diet. You hair especially needs protein, iron and zinc. These super foods all have lots of those elements.