How To Improve Your Hair With My Miracle Tea
As a little side note, since starting the tea, we have needed more haircuts than ever. The tea seems to inspire healthy hair for us. We actually need more haircuts as we get older, with constant compliments from our hairdresser on our thick, healthy hair.
No surprises here! You are what you eat… or drink! While most of us want to immediately buy some expensive shampoo or conditioner to improve the appearance and texture of our hair, a healthy diet may be our best bet.
Nut Lovers Unite
Biotin, often listed as an added component to shampoo and conditioners, is found naturally in eggs. We prefer to eat it in peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, and avocados, which are 100% in the Whole Food Plant Based eating we love at www.Forksoverknives.com.
B Vitamins Found in Oats, Lentils, Beans and Whole Wheat Fortified Cereals
These vitamins are involved in the creation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to all body cells, including those of the scalp, follicles, and growing hair.
Without enough B vitamins, the cells can starve, causing shedding, slow growth, or weak hair, which is prone to breaking.
Legumes, especially lentils, are also high in iron-rich protein. Hair structures come from proteins called keratin. Without enough protein for keratin, hair grows more slowly, and the individual strands that do grow are weaker.
Iron and Vitamin B Rich Spinach
This leafy vegetable is excellent for your body for many reasons, not the least of which is hair health. The power players here are folate and iron. Folate is a B vitamin that aids the creation of red blood cells. Iron helps the red blood cells carry oxygen.
One large-scale study found that premenopausal women who had severe hair loss were more likely to have low iron reserves (as measured by a test for a form of iron called ferritin) than women with sufficient reserves of iron.
Vitamin C Rich Bell Peppers
Red, yellow, and green bell peppers are a colorful, delicious source of vitamin C, which is necessary for hair health for many reasons.
Besides helping the body use non-heme iron — the type found in plant foods — to ensure that there is enough iron in red blood cells to carry oxygen to hair follicles, vitamin C is also used to form collagen, a structural fiber that helps our bodies (quite literally!) hold everything together. Hair follicles, blood vessels, and skin all require collagen to stay healthy for optimal growth.
Even minor vitamin C deficiencies can lead to dry, splitting hair that breaks easily.
Beta-carotene in foods converts to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is necessary for all cell growth, including hair. A deficiency can lead to dry, dull, lifeless hair and dry skin, which can flake off into dandruff.
Add more beta-carotene-rich foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, butternut squash, cantaloupe, dark green lettuces, asparagus, and pumpkin to your meals rather than take vitamin A supplements, which can actually cause too much Vitamin A and hair loss.