At GreenSistah™Botanicals, we've built our reputation on the importance of keeping your scalp healthy. We manufacture plant-based products made with ingredients that ensure your crown maintains its beauty. But it is also critical to pay attention to your diet.
Whether your hair is long and shiny or damaged and dull, it's all related to your diet. Each strand of your hair contains cells made of the protein keratin. Each hair strand needs constant nourishment of vitamins, minerals, protein, and essential fats.
The following list provides 7 foods you should consume daily for beautiful hair, skin, and nails.
Protein: Hair is composed of protein. Foods like eggs, tofu, lentils, peanuts are all rich sources.
Iron: One of the leading causes of hair loss is iron deficiency. Iron oxygenates your blood and helps transport nutrients to the hair roots. Consuming foods like spinach, dark leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds will help keep your iron stores balanced.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C assists the absorption of iron and the production of collagen. Collagen is a connective tissue that connects blood capillaries to the hair shaft. Nutritionists agree that one lime a day will give your body ample vitamin C. Other sources include oranges and grapefruit, and lemons.
Essential Fats: Omega 3 and Omega 6 are healthy fats that your body cannot make from food. The only way to get these crucial nutrients is to consume them. Flax oil, hemp seed oil, avocados, nuts, and seeds are all healthy sources.
Antioxidants: Are substances that slow down damage to cells. They include vitamins A and E, beta carotenes, and carotenoids. Carrot juice, avocados, berries, tomatoes, figs, and cherries are all rich sources of antioxidants.
Whole Grains: Rich in biotin, zinc, and B vitamins that help produce amino acids. Brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and oats are good sources.
Tresses Tea: A blend of 10 herbs used by herbalists for centuries to restore balance to your hair, skin, and nails. Every herb formulated into "Tresses Tea"Herbs is rich in minerals, vitamins, plant collagen, and silica. A cup a day is all that is needed to help restore and maintain beautiful hair, skin, and nails. Available at GreenSistah.com
Peace and Love,
Willette Monk (The OG)
Founder, The GreenSistah™Project