Foods For Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails.
Hayk S. Arakelyan. Full Professor in Medicine,
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Ph.D , Grand Ph.D .
Senior Expert of Interactive Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Safety,
Treatment Tactics, General Medicine and Clinical Research.
“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.”
Many people want strong and healthy hair, especially as they grow
older.Interestingly, your hair grows around 0.5 inches (1.25 cm) per month, and
6 inches (15 cm) per year. How fast it grows depends on factors like age,
health, genetics and diet.Although you can’t change factors like age and
genetics, diet is one thing you have control over. In fact, consuming a diet lacking
the right nutrients can lead to hair loss.On the other hand, eating a balanced diet
with the right nutrients can help promote hair growth, especially if you’re
experiencing hair loss due to poor nutrition. If you are looking for new ways to
strengthen and nourish your hair, skin and nails, take a look at this list of
favourite foods below. Since hair, skin and nails all consist of similar cells, they
basically each require the same nutrients to grow healthily, so you’ll reap many
benefits from each.
Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, which are important for hair
health and growth. A deficiency in either of these nutrients has been linked
to hair loss.
2. Spinach to Battle Brittle Hair
Like so many dark green leafy vegetables, spinach is full of amazing nutrients. It has
tons of vitamin A, plus iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C. These work
together for a healthy scalp and mane. They keep your hair moisturized so it doesn't
break. Want to mix it up a little? Kale is another great green choice.
Berries are loaded with beneficial compounds and vitamins that may promote hair
growth.This includes vitamins, which has strong antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants can help protect hair follicles against damage from harmful
molecules called free radicals. These molecules exist naturally in the body and
4. Sweet Potato
Sweet Potatoes contain beta-carotene, which helps keep your skin healthy by
acting as a natural sunblock. It has also been proven that beta-carotene adds
warm tones to the skin, which shows an overall healthier look.
Including almonds, cashews, walnuts and peanuts (and more) in their natural forms
and lightly processed forms like nut butters.Rich in omega fatty acids, vitamins,
antioxidants and minerals, which are all beneficial! When consumed in
moderation, their nutrients help the body a tonne, while also encouraging the
healthy growth of hair, skin and nails.
Oats are one of the best whole grain sources. They contain protein, biotin, anti-
inflammatory properties, magnesium, and potassium. They are also high fiber
and antioxidants, providing our cells with nutritional support.
Another great source of Vitamin C and contain all of the major carotenoids,
including lycopene. Beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene have been shown to protect
the skin against damage from the sun and may also help prevent signs of aging. As
mentioned above, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens hair follicles and
8. Dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate helps skin stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage. I
always aim for dark chocolate that has at least 75% or higher cacao.
9.Red and yellow bell peppers.
Red and yellow bell peppers are another source of beta-carotene. They have a high
amount of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that creates collagen, which keeps skin
firm and strong.
If you have any questions concerning “ Foods For Healthy Hair, Skin and
Nails”, interactive clinical pharmacology , or any other questions, please inform
Prof. Hayk S. Arakelyan