Foods for Healthy Hair for Moms
Just like you have to eat certain foods for healthy skin
, you have to eat certain foods for healthy hair. What you put in your body shows on the outside. The healthier you eat, the healthier your hair, nails, and skin will be overall. Here's a list of healthy foods for hair:
Salmon. It's the best source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your scalp's health. Salmon also has B-12 and iron, which further helps prevent dry scalp. If you don't eat fish, flaxseed is a good alternative.
Spinach. The darker green your veggies, the better for your health. Vitamins A and C found in dark green vegetables (not to mention iron and calcium) help create oils in your hair follicles that create a natural shine.
Legumes (the fancy word for beans, like chick peas, lentils and kidney beans). They're packed with protein, iron, zinc, and biotin, which prevents hair from becoming brittle.
Nuts. A mixture of nuts helps to moisturize your hair and prevent it from shedding. My favorite? Roasted almonds. (I keep them in my mom bag, in the car, everywhere!)
Poultry. Protein found in turkey and chicken helps prevent your hair from breaking and helps to maintain hair color.
Low-fat yogurt and skim milk. The calcium concentration in these foods is vital to hair growth.
Eggs. One of nature's most perfect proteins. It's good ON your hair (whip it up, put a shower cap on and leave on for 10 minutes), but keeping eggs in your regular diet is also great for your hair and skin.
Water. Staying hydrated prevents your hair from becoming dry and brittle. (And as I mentioned before, helps prevent wrinkles
.) So drink tons of water!
Bonus: Sea kelp. Better known as seaweed, this ocean grass has many health benefits including creating healthy hair growth and shine. It can be eaten, taken as a supplement, and found in organic beauty products. (Sushi anyone?)
A diet regular in protein, complex carbs (like whole grains), B-complex, B12, folic acid, and zinc can be considered a recipe for a great hair day. So eat up, mamas!