Protein isn’t necessarily a vitamin, but protein is where you are going to see an all-around difference in your strength, length, and health.
Protein is made up of amino acids, which some of the vitamins* above help produce, so you can never get an entire protein from just one food, because protein is just a long chain of different amino acids.
Protein helps with building a toned body and adding a healthy glow to your hair, skin, and nails. Protein also gives you lots of energy, and helps your stamina build throughout the day.
All of these things benefit your body but if you think of your hair as a giant mass of protein you will understand the need for it. The more proteins you eat throughout your daily routine, the more proteins you have to build hair.
Do not forget that there are food groups that make a complete protein, which when eaten together is a powerhouse for your hair, for example legumes and grains or dairy and a vegetable protein.
Most of the time, with a healthy diet you get these complete proteins, but making sure you get all your essential amino acids the body can’t make itself is very important.
Foods that are rich in protein are ANY type of meat (fish, pork, chicken, turkey, etc.), nuts, dairy, eggs, beans, soy products, or seeds.
A healthy diet generally can fulfill the body’s need for these essential vitamins*, but in order to reach your hair goals for this year, try adding some of these foods to your diet specifically.
What are some of the foods you eat to ensure a healthy head of hair? Comment below and tell us!