Planning a wedding is stressful, but it’s super crucial for you to work on good hair and skin routines pre-wedding life as soon as possible.
Are you dreaming of shiny, healthy hair? Great, let me give you your first step in the right direction of things you can do to help achieve that.
Protein is super important to health.
I’m sure you will hear lots about it this time of year especially with many kick-starting their New Years resolutions to be healthy, to lose weight and with some brave souls also taking part in “Veganuary” – that’s going vegan for January to you and me!
Not something I think I could do but I have set myself a target of a new recipe each week so trying new dishes will be fun, but when it comes to doing the vegan or vegetarian route with health you also get the people who jump in with “where will you get your protein?”
So why is protein so important?
As hair contains protein, ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is super important for making hair strong and healthy.
When not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak.
Deficient protein diets may result in restricted hair growth and even hair loss, obviously something we want to avoid at all costs for that dream wedding hair!
Choose foods like chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs as excellent sources of protein along with vegetarian sources such as legumes, lentils and nuts.
So wherever way protein finds it’s way onto your plate keep it there, it’s a great place to start for those lush locks.
Iron and vitamin C
Why are these important?
Too little iron can be a cause of hair loss, so when iron levels (serum ferritin) fall below a certain point, you may experience anaemia. (I remember having to take this while pregnant as I wasn’t well, I hated the taste, mostly the after taste).
Anaemia disrupts the nutrient supply to the follicle, affecting the hair growth cycle and may result in shedding.
Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron, so foods high in vitamin C are good to eat alongside iron-rich foods.
Vitamin C is most commonly thought of when you think of oranges or having a glass of orange juice with breakfast however lots of yummy fruits contain Vitamin C – blackcurrants, blueberries, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya and strawberries.
So get those fruit bowls filled up!
Animal products such as red meat, chicken and fish are good food choices for iron. Vegetarians can raise their iron stores by including lentils, spinach and other leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens.
I’m currently going through a bit of a health shake-up hence the new recipes and looking more at what’s going on my plate and into my body.
I may even end up sharing a recipe or two if I fall in love with any and think it covers all of the above.
So that’s all for now, but I plan on giving you a few other tips over the next few weeks. What’s going to be on your plate leading up to your wedding?