Everyone knows the benefits of eating healthy. Eating the right foods can keep your body healthy and promote good mental health too. There are other benefits to eating healthy though. Every part of your body is affected by food including hair and nails. Here are some foods you should eat to promote having healthy hair and nails and that I always keep in mind when buying my weekly foods 🙂
Vitamin H is also known as Biotin and is one of the best things for your hair. It restores strength to your hair and does wonders for thinning hair. It’s even used to treat diseases where thinning/loss of hair is a symptom.
Vitamin H can be found in foods like bananas, beans, eggs, and greens. Green things are usually good for you.
Any time people mention healthy food they mention Omega-3. It’s a fatty acid that is really good for both hair and nails. It adds some shine to your hair and promotes healthy nails.
Omega-3 is commonly found in fish and, like Vitamin H, can be found in eggs.
Protein is important for all areas of the body. Protein is one of the main building blocks of the body. Almost everything in the body is made of one kind of protein or another. The downside of protein is that protein heavy foods are sometimes fat heavy too, which pushes them into unhealthy territory.
Stick to low fat proteins like chicken, seafood, grains, and other low fat meats. One great way to get more protein in your diet is to scoop whey protein into a smoothie.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants. When your hair and nails become too oxidised they get damaged. So eating foods that are rich in antioxidants, like blueberries, are great for your hair and nails.
Blueberries are actually the most antioxidant of all the fruits.
Stress is a pretty big factor when it comes to hair loss and damage. Stress really kills your hair. Magnesium helps relieve stress and, as a result, keeps your hair and nails in good condition. A lack of magnesium also damages your nails.
You can find magnesium in almonds, leafy greens, and soybeans. All of which are good for you and you should be eating anyway.
Calcium goes hand in hand with Vitamin D, as the body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium in the first place. Calcium is, of course, the building block of bones. As nails are a kind of bone you need calcium to support healthy nails. A lack of Vitamin D also contributes to hair loss.
Goat Milk is a very good source of calcium. If you feel you really lack Vitamin D you can consult your doctor to see about supplements.
You can say it’s a general rule that foods that are considered healthy for the body (greens, eggs, milk, fish) are also good for your hair and nails . Though there are also some foods that are bad for you that are also good for hair and nails. Beer is surprisingly good for them. Just don’t overdo it!