Remember her? The storybook princess with beautiful hair? You don’t have to be locked in a tower to get healthy, shiny hair, though. Start with what you eat!
Here’s a quick look at what your hair craves most.
Protein is a biggie because hair is 90% protein. Choose salmon for the omega 3 fatty acids, which can help prevent a dry scalp.
Then there are beef, lamb and oysters. These foods supply your body with zinc, a hair booster. And, of course eggs, which are also a great source for vitamin B12 and biotin.
For healthy hair snacks, choose nuts like cashews, pecans and almonds, also full of zinc. But nuts, which have been maligned because of their fat content, have been wrongly accused.
Nuts are a rich source of good fats that your skin and hair need to thrive. Eliminate those fast food fats and eat nuts instead. Just watch what happens!
But here’s something we bet you didn’t know. To help protect your hair against loss and breakage, it needs the mineral, silica. Cauliflower and cabbage are excellent sources for this vital nutrient.
Before you take another bite of anything, be mindful! Just start noticing what you eat and how it makes you feel. You can change your eating habits. The trick is to do it gently.
Just remind yourself that every bite you take shows up in every bounce, curl and smooth look you’ve got!