Did you know that your hair is made of keratin? Yes, this happens to be the same protein that makes up your nails and the outer layer of your skin.
Our hair, skin, and nails are formed from dead keratin cells our body sheds regularly as new cells push up from underneath. If we keep these dead keratin cells in good condition, they will work as an insulation protective layer for the delicate new keratin below them.
Eating healthy includes properly balanced diets with sufficient amounts of protein that promote whole body health. Protein intake is important for healthy organs, muscles, ligaments, glands, nails and hair. Long-term protein intake deficiency causes the body to stop hair growth and it eventually loses its hair.
While eating healthy while on a budget is challenging, it’s doable.
Make dietary proteins, which are composed of hair-promoting amino acids, 1/6 of your daily diet. grains, seeds, eggs, fish and lean meat are some common protein-rich foods.
Your protein and iron bases are covered when you eat eggs. They’re rich in a B vitamin called biotin that helps hair grow. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Biotin also helps strengthen brittle fingernails. So eating healthy is very important.
Eating healthy is actually easier than it sounds. Don’t think of it as a sacrifice and you’re half way there!