Common sense when you choose your afro hair diet
Know your natural food sources
Sulphur. Food source – Onions, cabbage, eggs, beans and lentils, meat, and fish. Benefits to the hair -Sulphur is an important component of amino acids that come together to make proteins. Hair is largely protein in nature. If you have ever noted the smell of bad eggs when hair burns such as when hair is accidentally singed by a hot blow-drier, that is largely the smell of sulphur being released from the hair structure.
Vitamin A. Food source – Eggs, kale, eggs, carrots. Benefits to the hair – Vitamin A has a lot to do with the vibrant shine of your hair. It supports the production of natural hair oils in the hair follicles that form a protective oily coat on the hair strand and spurs hair growth. CAUTION! – Too much Vitamin A can lead to hair loss.
Vitamin B Complex (Including vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12). Food source – Goat milk products, chicken, cottage cheese, pork. Benefits to the hair – This group of vitamins work together. B vitamins play an important role in promoting cell growth and division, maintaining healthy blood circulation (and so keeping the scalp healthy) and preventing illness and ensuring proper body metabolism.
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Vitamin C. Food source – Spinach, green peppers, oranges, lemons and all citrus fruits, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and strawberries. Benefits to the hair – Supports better blood circulation necessary for healthy hair and scalp.
Vitamin D. Food source – Fish. Benefits to the hair – Keeps hair follicles healthy.
Zinc. Food source – Cashew nuts, oats, beef, pork, eggs, poultry, ginger, pumpkin seeds, and eggs. Benefits to the hair. Zinc controls the production of oil in the skin and the hormones related to this process. Some cases of acne and scalp disease are directly associated with zinc deficiency.
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