Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good Hair Food

  • Salmon for omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B-12, and iron. It's loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and is a high quality protein source. It is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron.
  • Dark green vegetables for vitamins A and C - spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard. They're a great source of Vitamins A and C and will do wonders for your hair. Your body needs Vitamins A and C in order to produce sebum.
  • Whole Grains will do wonders for your hair.
  • Oysters contain a powerful antioxidant– zinc, which your hair craves.
  • Low-Fat Dairy Products including yogurt and skim milk and are great sources of calcium. They contain casein and whey, which are two high-quality protein sources.
  • Carrots are great for your hair as they contain Vitamin A and promote a healthy scalp. For hair that shines, chomp into some carrots!
  • Beef. Try eating red meet two times a week in order to improve the health of your hair. It not only holds the protein your hair needs, but it also contains zinc, iron and vitamins.
  • Brown Short-Grain Rice is an ideal form of complex carbohydrates and a great source of B vitamins and fiber.
  • Beans for zinc, biotin and iron as well as protein to promote hair growth. Legumes such as lentils and kidney beans especially.
  • Nuts. Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid, which is great for the hair. Nuts are also a great source of zinc.
  • Poultry is loaded with the protein that your hair craves.
  • Eggs are another great source of protein.
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