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Best Food for Hair Growth

Updated on May 24, 2017
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Beautiful, shiny, thick hair isn't just pretty. First of all, the appearance of your hair is one of the signs of health and order in your body. However, often enough due to various reasons, the body may fail, and will need special attention, hair health included.

Causes of Slow Hair Growth

Normally hair grows from one and a half to two and a half centimeters per month. However, there are several reasons why your hair can grow slowly. First is genetic, and the second reason is associated with serious disorders of medical nature. The third reason is seasonal. For example, in the spring, because of lack of vitamins and due to general stress and fatigue, many begin to have problems with their hair.

You can help yourself and your hair in various ways: either by buying specialized biological supplements and cosmetics or including important foods that are necessary for beauty and health of your hair to your diet - namely, nutrients.

What are Nutrients?

Nutrients are biologically active elements necessary for the normal functioning of the body. They are divided into macro- and microelements, and both enter the body with food. In order to help hair growth, you should pay attention to the following macro- and microelements: protein, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, copper and a number of vitamins. As a result, a balanced combination should give the right and necessary result.

The first source of strength is protein, which is 20% of your body weight. The protein participates in a variety of body processes, including the formation of extremely important amino acids. Quite often you hear the phrases "keratin and hair strength." Keratin - a special kind of protein, which is the basis for the horny layer of the epidermis, that is hair and nails. The protein is best absorbed from eggs, fatty fish, for example, tuna and salmon, seafood and poultry. By the way, all of the above, according to Forbes magazine, is on the list of ideal products for proper nutrition. For the speed of reaction and the formation of amino acids, you should use B vitamins, a large number of which are found in nuts and beans.

Food for Hair Growth

Mandatory structural components are iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulfur, copper and selenium. Irreplaceable sources of calcium for the body - dairy products: cottage cheese and various cheeses. Bran, oatmeal, and honey help the appearance of potassium in the body, but coffee, on the contrary, "washes away" these useful elements, despite the fact that the coffee beans have the highest content of potassium among all other products.

A sufficient amount of magnesium can be provided by a few pieces of rye bread a day and a salad of white cabbage or other leafy vegetables. Rye bread is the source of iron following meat products, an important and indispensable element necessary for oxygen saturation of cells. A lack of iron leads to anemia - a disease that is common in skinny women. Zinc is most often found in chicken liver and pine nuts. Copper helps prevent early gray hair, it’s found in most animal products and nuts. Selenium, mainly known for its preventive properties in the field of oncology, is also extremely useful for hair growth. This element is rich in seafood and red meat.

Another time-tested source of vitamins is fish oil. It’s rich in vitamins D and A. However, with regard to vitamin A, you should be careful, as its excess, as well as a deficiency, can lead to hair loss. Eat balanced and don’t overdo it with vitamins.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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