Monday, September 27, 2010

Eat Your Way To Healthier Hair

(This is from an article in Metro New York)

Healthy Hair SOS
Forget the miracle shampoos that claim to fix any problems you have with your hair- a better diet is the cheapest and most efficient way to tame your tresses

The quality of the hair on your head depends on the circulation to hair roots and the amount of nutrients present in your body to feed your hair.  Nutritionist Michelle Kingston tells us the top five hair problems- and how to treat them.
1. Slow growing or Loss of color
This could be due to a zinc deficiency.  Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates, as these deplete zinc in the body.

2.  Greasy Hair
This can be a sign of vitamin B deficiency.  Vitamin B2 is the most important vitamin to help greasy hair; you can get it through fish, milk, eggs, and leafy green vegetables.

3.  Hair Loss
Stress, hormonal imbalance, a nutrient deficiency, or an underactive thyroid can cause hair loss.  Supply the building blocks for hair by increasing your intake of protein and iron each day.

4.  Dandruff
This often occurs when the diet is too high in saturated fats, causing oil secretions from the scalp that can get clogged in the skin.  Stop eating junk food and saturated fats.

5.  Dry and Brittle
This type of hair can be a sign of essential fatty acid deficiency.  Add flax seed oil, nuts, seeds, and oily fish to your diet

*~ Have a Beautiful Day! ~*

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