by Megan S.
Good hair is an enviable characteristic of anyone’s appearance, but it is not just the prefect haircut and colour that is important. A healthy, glossy head of hair is just as important and a person’s diet affects this as hair requires the right food to be strong and healthy.
Hair is made of keratin, a type of protein, and therefore a protein rich diet is essential; fish, chicken, eggs and soya are good sources and one portion should be eaten everyday. As well as protein hair requires a blend of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, especially Omega 3, B6, B12 and folic acid. Some good foods include; fish, bananas, citrus fruit, wholegrain, meat and dairy.
If a healthy balanced diet is eaten, hair will get all it needs, and an extra boast can be gained from multivitamin supplements too.
For more dietary tips and information visit Bento Alimento by Carolina Young.