" You Are What You Eat"
We all know this famous saying yet we seem to look everywhere for quick fixes and immediate results.
Did you know that 80% of your genetic expression is directly related to your diet and lifestyle choices?
This means we have so much more control over our beauty, hair and scalp health than we realize.
Nutrient Rich Foods
A well rounded diet in nutrient rich foods will ensure that you receive the best nutrients without having to take unnecessary supplements. Dietitians say your diet is a major contributing factor to the condition of your hair, skin and nails, and if you’re on point with your nutrition, luscious locks usually follow.
The Building Blocks Of Hair
The hair requires proteins and these vital nutrients also help hair to grow long and strong:
Biotin is a water-soluble form of vitamin B, also known as vitamin B7 or sometimes “vitamin H”. Biotin supports hair growth by metabolizing amino acids from foods. Amino acids make up the building blocks of protein, and therefore help to form the keratin in hair. Biotin also helps to improve the strength and resiliency of the cortex to defend hair from environmental damage.
Iron is necessary for hair growth because it helps to form red blood cells. Red blood cells deliver oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, supplying them with the necessary materials to support hair growth. Clients who are annemic tend to suffer from hair loss, and brittle hair.
Vitamin C helps the body to absorb iron, thus making sure the body has adequate red blood cells to support hair growth. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, and protects hair follicles from damaging free radicals(oxidative stress) that contribute to discoloration and even hair loss.
Zinc supports DNA production, which is required for the division of all cells, including hair follicle cells, and thus, is important for hair growth. Zinc also helps to balance hormones, which is beneficial because unbalanced hormones can be a major factor in some types of hair loss, especially in women. Without enough zinc, the protein structure of the hair follicle can deteriorate, causing hair shedding.
Niacin is another B vitamin that is necessary for healthy hair growth. Niacin (vitamin B3) helps to repair the DNA in hair follicle cells. DNA tells all cells, including those in the hair follicles, how to behave, so without enough niacin, follicles may not produce hair efficiently.
A New Beauty Mantra- "Inside Out"
I want you to gain realistic results that last and how we treat our bodies 90% of the time is what determines our outcome. A inside out approach isn't typical when talking about hair however topical products can only do so much and should be used as an enhancement. The power you hold with your diet is so much greater and lasts a lifetime.
Our 5 Favourite Beauty Foods
Great for skin and scalp health as it contains Vitamin A, B, C and potassium.
The phytochemicals, antioxidants and essential minerals found in arugula help cleanse out toxins in the body. Arugula is high in most B vitamins but contains especially high amounts of folate. Folate is great for hair health.
Chia seeds are a complete protein and a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Add to your cereal,salads, smoothies, or make a pudding! So versatile and so good for you!
They boost immunity and aid in the absorption of other important beauty minerals
It cooks like a grain. it is rich in amino acids for cell support and repair. This alkaline seed is rich in beauty minerals such as magnesium.
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