Hair Also Needs Nutrients From Our Bodies
|Treating Hair With Nutrition|
Protein is the main component of hair (98%). Protein should be consumed a low-fat protein,
such as fish, chicken meat, whole grains, and legumes including soybeans.
Vitamin A is needed to keep the scalp healthy, keep hair soft and do not easily fall out. Sources of vitamin A can be derived from retinol (animal products) or beta carotene (vegetable products). Sources of Vitamin A, such as milk, fish, vegetables (especially green yellow), and fruits (especially red and yellow, such as red peppers, carrots, bananas, and papayas). For beta-carotene, can you get from supplements are generally in the form of tablets.
Vitamin E (antioxidant) is one of the vitamins needed for healthy hair, its function is to repair the "network". To maintain healthy hair takes 200-400 IU of vitamin E every day. Vitamin E is easily obtained from foods, such as fruit (avocado), milk, butter, eggs, vegetables (especially sprouts). While most vegetables that contain vitamin E are wheat germ oil, soybean oil, corn, lettuce, eggs, beans, asparagus, bananas, strawberries, sunflower seeds, beans, sweet potatoes, and green vegetables (broccoli and spinach )
Vitamin B is needed to maintain blood circulation (so the hair becomes stronger, limp, not broken and not dull hair color). One class of vitamin B complex is needed is Biotin. Usually a lot of added biotin shampoo manufacturer with the product. Food sources of vitamin B complex are rice, wheat, potatoes, milk, meat, liver, egg yolks, fish, green leafy vegetables, fruits (avocados), green beans, corn, cereals, and other nuts
Vitamin C is important for the strength and elasticity of hair, and the hair is not damaged and split ends. This vitamin helps the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that will form strong fibers form the connective tissue that are essential for hair strength. As an antioxidant able to rejuvenate and prevent cell damage hair. Sources of vitamin C can be obtained from fresh vegetables and fruits, such as oranges, tomatoes, kiwi fruit, papaya, strawberries, grapes, peppers, cabbage, turnip greens, potatoes, watermelon, mango, cauliflower, pineapple, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, etc.
Iodine (Thyroxin) is needed for healthy hair. Thyroxin levels is enough to cause the hair becomes thick, black, and shiny. Thyroxin If levels are low, will cause the hair to become dull and cracked edges. Foods that contain lots of iodine primarily from sea, such as fish, sea shells, seaweed, etc..
Zinc is important in the development process the protein in hair. Zinc deficiency will cause hair fall out easily. Foods that contain zinc, among others, you can get the chicken, cheese and sea food products ("sea food"), such as salmon.
Cysteine is an amino acid components are widely available in large quantities in the hair. Cysteine can be found in pineapple, eggs, meat, and dairy products
Selenium is needed for healthy hair. The need for a day of selenium ranged from 100-200 mcg. Selenium is found in many foods such as mushrooms, watermelon, spinach, sweet potatoes, broccoli, whole grains, sunflower seeds, garlic, meat, and seafood, such as tuna and oysters.
Silica is needed to maintain the structure of the hair. Silica deficiency will cause hair loss. Foods that contain lots of silica found in rice, lettuce, asparagus, onion, strawberry, cabbage, cucumber, sunflower seeds, celery, cauliflower, and green vegetables.
Well, if you already know the importance of nutrition to maintain healthy hair. My advice, consumption of healthy foods, varied with the content of a balanced nutritional value.