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NUTRIENTS FOR YOUR HAIR

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Unfortunately there isn’t a miraculous cure for Alopecia (hair loss) but this is my way of being positive and take charge of the situation. I try to eat healthy and make sure I get nutrients from my food that helps the hair I have left to look as good as it can! Here are some healthy-hair goodies to increase in your diet.

You have probably heard it before, salmon is the way to go! High quality protein, omega 3 fatty acids and filled with vitamin B12 and iron. Omega 3 supports a healthy scalp! Another way to increase your Omega 3 intake is to sprinkle flaxseeds on your muesli or salad!

Dark Green Vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, arugula etc. does all contain vitamin A and C. These vitamins are crucial for your body to produce sebum – the body’s natural conditioner.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision. This is probably my favorite veggie – include in your morning juice for sweetness, in the salad for crunch or bring as a healthy snack to work!

I’m sure that you’ve heard about eating plenty of whole grains but did you know that it will help your hair looking healthier? You have zinc, iron and B vitamins to thank for that.

Another good mineral for hair growth is calcium? Except for dairy products you will find large amount of calcium in leafy green vegetables.

Legumes are also important for your hair-care diet. They contain protein to promote hair growth but also, iron, zinc and biotin.

Brazil nuts are one of nature’s best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. But all nuts are health food so make sure you grab a handful each day!

Eggs is one of the best protein sources but also contain biotin and vitamin B12! Just watch out if your cholesterol level is high..

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Author: wholezome

~ Karolina Berglund Chef, Traveller & soon to be Health Coach

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