5 KEYS TO HAVING BEAUTIFUL HAIR
by Baia Food on May 04, 2017
Beautiful hair is undoubtedly a sign of good health and vitality. Hair is mainly composed of keratin, a protein also present in nails. Hair follicles are very sensitive to stress and a poor diet. If the follicle does not obtain the necessary nutrients, the hair takes longer to grow, becomes dry, brittle and more prone to falling out.
If you control your stress levels and follow a diet rich in certain minerals and vitamins that nourish your hair from within, in a short time you will notice stronger and shinier hair.
And what should we take?
Hair is made up of 90% protein, so it takes good sources of this macronutrient. If you are vegan, opt for ORGANIC HEMP seeds, nuts, legumes and soy in its fermented form (tempeh, seitan). For those who take animal protein, it is preferable to consume good sources of this macronutrient (eggs, organic meats and dairy products, as well as fish and seafood).
This mineral prevents baldness due to its stimulating effect on hair growth. It is found in strawberries, peppers, cucumbers, oats, sprouts and asparagus. It is preferable to consume organic foods since fertilizers and pesticides from conventional crops can reduce the silicon content of these foods.
COPPER AND ZINC
For stronger hair with a more intense color we need a good supply of copper. Zinc encourages the production of new cells and the maintenance of the sebaceous glands of the scalp. These two minerals should be consumed together as the balance between the two is crucial: too much zinc interferes with the absorption of copper and too much copper can be toxic. Black sesame seeds, ORGANIC CHIA and garlic provide them optimally.
We need vitamin C for the synthesis of collagen and the absorption of iron, another key mineral for its role in transporting oxygen in the blood. Citrus fruits, red fruits, and dark green leafy vegetables are good sources of vitamin C. Biotin or vitamin B7, very present in ORGANIC ACAI , eggs, peas, and walnuts, promote hair growth and thickness.
Also known as the beauty mineral, sulfur improves circulation, reduces skin inflammation and promotes hair growth. It is found mainly in legumes, garlic, onion, leek, sprouts, kelp and cashews, as well as in all sources of animal protein.