Hair health can reflect your outward and inner health. The secret to shiny, bouncy and strong hair locks isn’t expensive shampoo or fancy hair treatments – it’s all about your diet. Yeah, it’s that simple!
If you’re not getting certain nutrients from the foods you eat you might see the effects in your hair health such as very dry, brittle, or stringy hair, or excessive hair loss. However, genetics, age, stress, chronic illness, heavy metals, medications, or an underlying condition and other factors can play a part in your hair health. For instance, there could be thyroid dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, or something else may be going on in the body that can have a significant impact on your hair health.
But your hair locks are in luck because at Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic and Natural Health Center we can help you get a handle on healthier hair locks through the use of proper nutrition and find the underlying cause to any hair conditions you may be suffering from.
Eating a nutritious and balanced diet is key for good hair health. A healthy hair diet should include plenty of organic fruits and vegetables which contain vitamins and minerals to keep the scalp heathy and prevent the hair follicles from thinning.
The essential omega-3 fatty acids play a key role in the health of your hair, skin and nails. This includes wild caught salmon, tuna, mackerel, and other fatty fish. Flaxseed oil and walnuts are also great for optimal hair growth, preventing dry scalp and dull hair color.
Protein from eggs are critical for keeping your hair strong and giving it texture and luster. Spinach and other green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and Swiss chard are awesome sources of iron, folate, and vitamin C which helps to keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating. In addition, vitamin C is useful for aiding in circulation to the scalp that feeds and support the follicles. A lack of vitamin C can lead to hair breakage. You can include brussels sprouts, kiwi, peppers, and citrus fruits to up your vitamin C intake.
Lastly, iron helps make red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the body. Without enough oxygen supply the hair follicles may not be able to create new hair cells, therefore slowing down hair growth. Iron rich foods include red meat, nuts, and watercress.
If you’re worried about your hair health and it’s causing you distress, you should consider making a Nutrition appointment today at 718.845.2323. Don’t leave it to luck or chance this month. Be certain and let us help you find answers. Let’s find the underlying cause to your hair condition and discuss healthier alternatives you can incorporate in your diet to help resolve and encourage healthier hair locks.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is this month we want to give you more than the luck of the Irish, we want to give you the certainty you need to make the changes you want to make. So, share this email with friends, family, and loved ones and have a complete Nutrition Evaluation at no charge. It’s good until the end of March. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!