6 nutrients to have on your plate for healthy hair

6 nutrients to have on your plate for healthy hair
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Hair that is damaged cannot be revived with even the best hair care products (especially with split ends -once the hairs have split, nothing is going to repair them). Your products will improve and treat the condition of your hair, of course! But for truly beautiful hair, you have to treat it at the source. And it is through your diet that you can do this. Here are 6 nutrients that are extremely good for your hair. Combined with natural products that are good for your hair, you will be rewarded with the hair of your dreams, which grows strong, soft and healthy. 

1) Vitamins A and C

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Vitamin C (found in papaya, kiwi, yellow peppers, guava, etc.) is your best friend when it comes to preventing your hair from breaking. Vitamin A (found in lean meat, oily fish, spinach, carrots, mango, etc.) help prevent hair from falling out, and stimulates the oil glands in the scalp, meaning it doesn’t dry out. This makes your hair appear less dull and gives it a healthy shine.

2) Iron

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Iron reinforces the cells and promotes cell oxygenation, which helps with reproduction of hair cells. A lack of iron leads to very fine, brittle hair that falls out easily. You find iron in offal, red meat, sea food (oily fish and shellfish), algae or dried legumes (chickpeas, beans, lentils, etc.).

 3) Protein

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Our hair is composed of protein fibres, but these fibres do not last, and quickly diminish. Hair becomes dull and brittle if you don’t regularly consume enough protein, found in foods such as quinoa, sardines, lentils or eggs.

4) Omega 3

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The fatty acids contained in Omega 3 help stimulate hair growth (as well as the growth of nails and bones, while also supporting brain development). This is why you should try and add chia seeds, linseed and oily fish (salmon, mackerel, or fish eggs) to your diet.

5) Zinc

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Zinc stimulates the production of collagen, which is not only good for the skin, but also for the development of keratin in the hair, which gives your hair strength and vitality. However, it is important to to consume too much, as this can cause nausea -a small amount taken daily is enough. We find zinc in oysters, lentils, oats and herring.

6) Brewer’s yeast

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This antioxidant powder is a rich source of vitamin B, minerals and protein. It is a great ally for occasional or seasonal hair loss, or if you suffer from fatigue or stress.