Hair care not only includes, using the right hair products, your hair health is determined by what you eat. It is said that minerals are a very essential part of your diet and should be consumed daily for a healthy body and hair. It is not difficult to embrace good eating habits, follow a healthy nutrition plan and increase your immunity. Let good health reflect in your healthy hair.
We share some of the essential minerals and their sources:
Folate Sources – This mineral is available in asparagus, beet, broccoli, lentils, parsley, lettuce and spinach.
Zinc sources – Mushrooms, legume like black gram, bajra, cashew nuts, coconuts, mustard seeds. This valuable mineral increases the production and effectiveness of white blood cells that fight infection. Zinc also increases the number of infection-fighting T-cells, especially in the elderly, who often lack zinc and whose immune system tends ti weaken with age.
Chromium sources – Brewer’s yeast, onions, whole, grains, bran cereals, tomatoes, potatoes, almonds, cashew nuts and bajra. Many people often do not get enough chromium in their diet due to food processing methods that remove the naturally occuring chromium in commonly consumed foods. Recent studies reveal that chromium can enhance the ability of white blood cells to respond to infection.
Selenium sources – You can find selenium in brazil nuts, brown rice, cottage cheese, egg yolks,, garlic, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, tuna and whole grains. This mineral increases natural killer cells and mobilizes cancer fighting cells.
The most important nutrients for hair are found in coconut, aloe vera and from natural sources like sunshine and water. Nature’s finest bounty is the coconut. Unfortunately, most people do not eat it, as it has wrongly earned a bad name for raising cholestrol; infact it is exactly the opposite – it is high in Vitamin E.