• Vasuda Salon

Healthy Food, Happy Hair


​"Your hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month, and the foundation of all of our new hair, skin, and nail growth is the nutrients we eat," says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, a Chicago-based dietitian. "If you eat a healthy diet, you will grow stronger and healthier cells throughout your entire body --inside and out."

Without good nutrition hair may not grow strong. Weak hair may not be able to handle color, styling or may even break at the sight of a comb. Stronger hair allows you to do so much more with it and hair styling is about expressing yourself.

Here are Vasuda's top 10 foods for healthy hair:

No 1: Salmon

Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, this high-quality protein source is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron."Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health," says Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, a dietitian in Los Angeles and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. "A deficiency can result in a dry scalp and thus hair, giving it a dull look."

Vegetarian? Include one or two tablespoons of ground flaxseed in your daily diet for some plant-based omega-3 fats.

No. 2: Dark Green

Spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner. Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.

No. 3: Beans

Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair-care diet. Not only do they provide plentiful protein to promote hair growth, but ample iron, zinc, and biotin. While rare, biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair.

No. 4: Nuts

Brazil nuts are one of nature's best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a terrific source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds. Zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding.

No. 5: Poultry

High quality proteins promote strong hair and rich natural color. Poultry also provides iron with a high degree of bioavailability, meaning your body can easily reap its benefits.

No. 6: Eggs

Eggs are one of the best protein sources you can find. They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients.

No. 7: Whole Grains

Hearty whole grains for a dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

No. 8: Oysters

High in zinc, a powerful antioxidant. You can also get zinc from beef and lamb.

No. 9:Low-Fat Dairy Products

Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth. They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.

No. 10: Carrots

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp.


27 views

Follow us

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle

​© 2016 by Vasuda LLC.      live... learn... get Beautiful.