We all want healthy, glossy, hydrated hair and want to know how to achieve it. Keeping your hair and scalp hydrated is harder than you think as it can’t be achieved by a single treatment.
If the scalp doesn’t have sufficient nutrition and hydration, it can have a major impact on the quality and condition of hair. A healthy scalp needs to be nourished from within and that means we need to look at the nutrients we obtain through our diet.
Here are 3 foods that contain micronutrients needed for a healthy scalp and hair that can easily be added to your everyday diet.
Mushrooms & Spinach
Mushrooms and spinach contain Vitamin B2 which helps to convert carbohydrates from our food into energy within our body. B2 is important in activating Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3, both of which play pivotal roles in maintaining healthy hair and a healthy scalp.
Mushrooms and spinach can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, they can be easily added to an omlette or sauted with lemon, salt and garlic. Finely chopped mushrooms can be stirred through spaghetti bolognese, risotto, stir fries or soups.
Avocados contain zinc and selenium which help the body combat free radicals and support the immune system. Dandruff, an irritated scalp or dry hair can all be signs of deficiency in selenium or zinc.
Most people eat their avocados in salad or on toast but did you know you can add it to your smoothie instead of using dairy? Give it a go, we promise it won’t disappoint!