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Foods, Vitamins and Supplements for Healthy Hair

Foods, Vitamins and Supplements for Healthy Hair

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Have you ever met someone with beautiful hair and gorgeous skin and thought to yourself, “I wish I had hair like that?” Many people want strong, thick, and healthy hair, but how fast it grows depends on genetics, age, diet, and general health. While you can’t change your genetics or age, diet and the vitamins you consume is the one area you have control over to ensure you are getting the right nutrients for the growth, strength, and volume of healthy hair and skin.  

Here are the best foods and vitamins to consume that will promote hair growth and glowing skin: 

High-quality protein like Eggs eggs is a great source of protein, biotin, zinc, and selenium, essential nutrients that support hair growth. To grow new scalp hair, clients need a healthy, protein-rich diet. Hair grows in the bulbs located at the roots of the hair follicles. These cells need amino acids, fats, carbohydrates, and nutrients from your diet to grow hair.

Berries (preferably organic) are loaded with antioxidants that help protect hair follicles from free radicals (toxins, chemicals, and pollutants). 

The body uses Vitamin C from berries to produce collagen, strengthening hair and preventing it from breaking or becoming brittle.

Dark Leafy Greens like Spinach contain Vitamins A, C, iron, and folate that promote hair growth. A deficiency in any of these nutrients can lead to hair loss. 

Fatty Fish like Salmon is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, selenium, vitamin D3, and B vitamins, nutrients that may help promote strong and healthy hair.

Sweet Potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene that the body can convert to Vitamin A, promoting sebum production, which helps keep hair healthy and speeds up the rate of hair growth, encouraging thicker growth hair, and preventing hair follicles from regressing.

Healthy Fats like Avocadoes are full of Vitamin E, which also promotes hair growth, combats oxidative stress by neutralizing those nasty free radicals, and protects areas of the skin like the scalp and the face. 

The body cannot produce essential fatty acids from avocadoes. A deficiency of these important fats can lead to hair loss.

Zinc Deficiency

Zinc deficiency tends to cause diffuse hair loss and possibly hair loss in plaques. In children, zinc deficiency can cause hair loss and dry, coarse hair. Other signs of zinc deficiency are reductions in taste and smell, white spots on the nails, and flaky, dry skin on the legs.

A deficiency in silica produces thinner, brittle scalp hair, lacking strength. Silica is a unique trace element that improves hair quality and stimulates hair growth. For instance, it works especially well in people with other signs such as brittle nails. Silica supplementation thickens the hair and makes it stronger and more elastic. The hair acquires more volume as it thickens.

Both Vitamins C and D treatments can help reverse scalp and hair loss.

Alkalize and Energize

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We are in the midst of an uncertain time in history.  While there is so much fear surrounding COVID-19, we must do our part when it comes to self-care to boost our immune system to fight and prevent our risk of contracting the virus. This means doing everything you can to stay healthy.

Have you wondered why cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes rates are skyrocketing throughout the United States?  Have you ever still felt hungry after eating a large meal?  Do you exercise daily and still not able to shed a pound?  Do you see yourself aging right before your eyes and feel tired more often than not?  Are you overweight?  The answer is quite simple –ACID OVERLOAD.

Many of the foods we buy in the grocery store today are actually forming ACID in the body and include:

  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Sugar
  • White rice
  • Milk
  • Cereal
  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Crackers
  • Just to name a few….

All these foods form acid and over-acidification of body fluids and tissues are linked to every known disease including COVID-19, that dragged out, fatigue feeling many complain about every day, not to mention the endless list of digestive disorders and medical health problems.

Regardless of the pandemic that is happening right now, when your body is overly acidic, you become vulnerable to germs, yeast, bacteria, molds, and fungi which thrive in acidity.  Many people today live on highly processed, over-cooked foods and this is why we see and hear so many TV and radio commercials for anti-acids.

What is the opposite of ACID?  Alkaline. The relationship between acid and alkaline is scientifically quantified on a scale of 1 to 14 known as the pH where –

7 is NEUTRAL

Below 7 is ACIDIC

Above 7 is ALKALINE

Alkaline foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds which are always available in the produce section of your favorite grocery store. Most of us eat 80% acid foods and 20% alkaline foods which is what gets us into trouble with our health. What we should be eating is 80-90 % alkaline foods and 10-20 % acidic foods.

Health Insurance – Raw Fruits and Vegetables

Your best health insurance is raw fruits and vegetables because they will do the following:

  • Help your body return to a healthy pH balance
  • Regulate blood sugar levels
  • Maximize your energy all day, every day
  • Increase your mental clarity
  • Help you reach your ideal weight
  • Restore clear, bright eyes
  • Rejuvenate your skin
  • Improve your digestive tract

The human body is alkaline by design, but the demands from our daily routine, exposure to stress, exercise and how we digest our food all form acid.  The more acid you produce in your body, the more acidic you become.  Foods we might consider minor or not having much of an impact on our bodies like coffee, a glass of wine, or even an annoying phone call can increase our acid production.

When your body’s pH is in the acidic range of below 7, it retains water to dilute the acid in the blood, storing fat in the arteries as protection from this acid build-up. When you have too much acid in the body, blood sugar balance is impaired, and energy can diminish greatly.  You feel run down because your cells are run down. If you eat more protein and starches, the vicious cycle never ends.  When your body is dealing with acid overload, it will hold onto fat no matter how much you exercise or restrict your diet.

Eating more raw fruits and vegetables can actually shift your body to a healthier pH so your body will naturally and safely release fat and water in the shortest time possible and keep it off.  Raw fruits and vegetables let your body break this acid overload cycle because they carry off the acids and flush them through your kidneys.  When you flush acids, you minimize the acid overload allowing your body to keep a strong immune system, lose body fat, and keep optimum energy levels all day.

Putting alkalinity back into your body helps neutralize the daily acid production and helps your body fight any virus or bacteria, prevent illness, and reduce food cravings and food intake.  Keeping a high alkaline balance in the body is the first line of defense against fatigue, illness, and disease.

For more information on becoming more alkaline, please visit www.abbelang.com or write to Abbe by email at abbe@abbelang.com

Inflammation: The Hidden Enemy

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In normal situations, inflammation is the body’s natural way of protecting itself from infections or toxins. Unfortunately, for many people inflammation gets out of hand, and that can lead to some serious health problems.
Some of the first things you may notice are sleep disturbances, weight gain and fatigue, but these are just the beginning of the problems that are caused by too much inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation can lead to inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and even heart disease and increased risk of cancer. And these are only some of the harmful effects of chronic inflammation.
Fortunately, there are some natural ways for you to prevent and eliminate chronic inflammation. Evidence shows that inflammation starts in the digestive system. This makes sense since 2/3 of our immune system is in the gut. A healthy gut means a healthy immune system. An unhealthy gut leads to immune issues, including chronic inflammation.
To create a healthy digestive system, as well as a healthy immune system, we need to eat healthy foods – and eliminate problem foods that are so common in today’s modern diets.
Foods to eliminate include:
• Polyunsaturated oils
• Processed carbohydrates
• Refined sugar
• Wheat
• Alcohol
• Fast food
• Dairy products
• Eggs
These foods and others can trigger autoimmune reactions in your body that cause chronic inflammation.
Instead, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as herbs like garlic, turmeric, oregano and ginger that are known to fight inflammation. Include essential fatty acids and if you choose to eat animal products, eat wild caught Alaskan salmon or shellfish. Nuts, seeds and flaxseed are also good dietary choices. Add a probiotic supplement and your digestive system will be able to run the way it’s supposed to again.
Herbal remedies you might want to try include boswellia, turmeric, ginger and glucosamine-chondroitin supplements. Another power house to combat inflammation is Bromelain. Bromelain can be taken in supplement form or you can eat one whole pineapple per day ! But don’t forget about getting enough exercise. That may seem counter-intuitive if your body hurts from inflammation, but regular exercise actually reduces inflammation in the body. It also helps reduce stress, another common trigger for inflammation. It’s also essential to get enough sleep so your body has time to heal itself from the damage of your body’s overactive immune responses.
Some vitamins you might want to consider are Vitamin B complex for tissue repair. Vitamin C to heal the body and reduce inflammation and Zinc, which helps control inflammation and promote healing.
If your suffering from inflammation in the body try eating a diet that is composed of 75 percent raw foods and drink plenty of water. Limit saturated fats and table salt.
You can learn more about the right foods and the foods to avoid in my ebook, The Secrets of Weight Loss, Diet and Staying Lean Forever. It’s part of my Health & Beauty Bundle. Order yours now!