Your diet is very important when it comes to your health as a whole and your hair’s health. If you are struggling with your hair, you might need to make a few tweaks in your diet to get more nutrition. The first thing to look at when you start to experience new hair issues including hair loss is your everyday diet. Your diet is important because your hair cells need certain nutrients to grow. If you aren’t getting enough of these nutrients, especially protein, iron, and Vitamin D or you are getting too much of certain nutrients like vitamin A, you could see hair loss. Since your hair is not considered a vital organ, if your diet is lacking in a lot of nutrients, your body will be scrambling to keep your vital organs going first and foremost, leaving your hair far behind.
A healthy diet full of nutrients contains protein, healthy fats, vegetables, fruits, and some whole grains. If you can’t get all of the nutrients you need, you should consider taking a multivitamin or supplement to fill in the gaps. You should also drink a lot of water every day. If you don’t get enough water, your scalp could possibly become dehydrated like the rest of your body and your hair will stop growing. This could also lead to dry skin, dandruff, and other hair concerns.
Make sure to eat some kind of healthy breakfast every day. This is especially important for your hair because your body doesn’t have enough energy to form hair cells after sleeping all night. Don’t forget to get adequate sleep and keep your stress levels low to help keep your overall health and hair’s health strong as well. You need nutrients in the morning to get things going. Aim for proteins and complex carbohydrates in the morning. A great breakfast might be an egg omelet with spinach.
It’s also important to eat enough protein and iron during the day. Iron is especially important for menstruating females because of blood loss during your period. Many women are low in iron (anemic) and don’t even realize it. Your stored iron levels are crucial for hair growth, as well as protein. Hair is made up of mostly protein, so if you don’t eat enough, your hair will stop growing. You primarily get protein and iron from meat, but if you are a vegetarian or vegan, you can certainly get enough from other foods like beans, quinoa, tofu, nuts, and more. If you don’t have enough foods you like that contain protein and iron, try taking supplements.
The energy to form hair cells reportedly drops about four hours after eating a meal. To keep this energy up, try snacking on healthy snacks throughout the day. Try consuming snacks like nuts or fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin C and Vitamin D.
Lastly, don’t eat as much dairy if you are prone to skin and scalp issues. Dairy can contribute to eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. If you suffer from any of these conditions, try giving up dairy products for a while to see if it helps. The good news is that there are tons of dairy-free options these days. In addition to dairy, greasy junk food can also wreak havoc on your hair and your skin.
Have you ever considered that your hair’s health and growth is greatly affected by your diet? Do you consider yourself a healthy eater or are there things you want to change?
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