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Discover The Right Diet For Your Hair Problem

Discover The Right Diet For Your Hair Problem

What we eat is what our body is made of – this is not a secret anymore. We are what we eat and our body lets us know this very often. Most people try to eat healthier in order to prevent cholesterol or high blood pressure, but there is one more advantage of healthy eating: shiny, healthy hair!

The benefit of having strong and long tresses is overshadowed by the benefit of being fit and generally healthy. This is understandable, but if you want to grow long hair, you need to first look at your diet and then adjust your hair care routine.

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But how can your diet influence your hair? Well, it’s pretty easy: it’s all from the by-products which remain after the food had been processed by your body. That residual product can influence your body’s pH, among others. This is how your diet can turn your body alkaline or acid. If your diet promotes acidity, your body is going to lack the required resources to grow healthy hair, as acidosis is a good environment for bacteria and microbes, which force your body to struggle in order to defeat them. Luckily, you can always stop this process and alkalize your body by eating more vegetables and conduct a detox with vegetable juice. This is one of the methods that will help your hair regrowth – here are more ways to eat your way to beautiful, healthy hair.

Citrus for strong hair

Vitamin C is known to boost immunity, but it can also boost your hair growth. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, pears, nectarines and spinach. It promotes collagen production. This is the substance that makes your skin elastic by supporting the tissues. It also plays an important role in hair care, promoting a stronger, healthier hair strand. This is why vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins in hair care industry. You will find a lot of products advertised as containing vitamin C. However, nothing beats the real vitamin intake from fresh fruits, so feast on citrus fruits and spinach!

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If you want long hair and bouncy tresses eat proteins

Sporting a short, curly hairstyle is cute and easy to maintain, but if you want to grow long hair, you need to boost your protein intake. In fact, you need to eat more biotin, also known as the vitamin B7, which is found in avocado, eggs and almonds. These are all great sources for proteins and healthy fat, so you will be multitasking with this beauty diet. The entire B vitamin family is important for your body, as they are involved in the process of producing red cells and support brain development. But vitamin B7 is the most important one for your hair. A deficiency in biotin is linked to hair loss and alopecia, so you need to make sure your body has enough biotin. The most effective way to do this is to eat it, by feasting on almonds and avocados.

If you want bouncy stresses eat more proteins, but this time from other types of foods. Hair is made of keratin, which is a protein, so if you want healthier hair, you need to boost your protein intake, but this time, aim for more proteins as a whole. Almonds and avocado may increase the biotin, but you also need fish, Greek Yogurt and lean meat to enhance your hair’s texture. Lack of protein leads to dull, brittle hair; you will also notice your nails going brittle, because they are made from the same substance as your hair. Skipping on proteins can also make your hair color look faded.

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Stop hair loss by eating anti-inflammatory foods

Hair serves a purpose of drawing attention on our health status, just like a peacock’s tail showcases his great genes to females. However, stress promotes hair loss, so you need to reduce the amount of it in order to stop losing your hair. Stress is also linked to inflammation, as high levels of cortisol in your body leads to inflammation. Foods like chocolate, cranberries, vanilla and chamomile tea are rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, which reduce the stress and the anxiety, keeping your hair in place. Moreover, they will help you improve your mood and your overall health. Vanilla is effective as a scent to reduce the stress levels. So snack on chocolate and use vanilla essential oils.

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Last Updated on June 26, 2019

I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one where everyone is happy and life is a decades-long dream. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

Life can and is hard and tough and painful at times. I have first-hand experience of this: at this time years ago, I was a recent university graduate, unemployed and aimless. All of this was having a knock-on effect on my social and mental wellbeing—I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t seeing my friends as often. I was snappy to family members and I could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning…

That doesn’t mean it can’t change.

Life goes through ebbs and flows all the time and the key to getting through it all without cutting off your social circle and eating your local grocery store out of Ben & Jerry’s, is to cultivate some techniques and methods of going through life with some stability and grace. It’s not a guarantee against life’s hardships but, take the steps you want to use and you won’t hate life.

If you want to stop hating your life and start falling in love with it, take these steps:

1. Get Plenty of Sleep

Seriously, you’re obviously going to be grouchy and more inclined towards the more miserable side, if you’re not getting your recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night.

Start checking in how much you sleep and then start making steps to go to bed earlier and sleep for longer. It might cure every problem but at least you’ll be well-rested and less likely to nap throughout the day. If you having trouble getting to sleep, go and

2. Eat Healthily

I have had a real issue with eating healthily for years and it wasn’t until I was hospitalised a few years ago (for a condition unrelated to my eating for the sake of disclosure), that I really started to look at what I ate and how I viewed my body.

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I’m absolutely an advocate of body positivity and loving your body at any size and while I haven’t lost any huge amount of weight, eating a hell of a lot healthier improved my mood and made me feel better.

In short, it’s absolutely okay to have a pizza and a soda as a treat, but just have something healthier tomorrow.

3. Write It All Down

Sometimes the best thing you can do is let it all out. Keeping things that are making you hate life all bottled up is neither helpful to getting out of that cycle nor healthy for your overall wellbeing.

Grab yourself a notebook, a journal, a diary, a bit of paper, whatever, and just start writing down how you feel. As soon as you’ve done that, start thinking about what you could do in theory to stop this from happening or to stop you from feeling like this.

4. Get Some Fresh Air

It’s underrated and we all take it for granted, but really, getting out of your home and going for a walk can be really beneficial. It gets you outside in the (hopefully) sunshine and getting to see the whole of life as you walk around can be really grounding and calming.

Believe me, if you’re stuck inside mulling over on the bad things of your life, grab a pair of sneakers and go for a walk. Plus, it’s free. Can’t say better than that, can you?

5. Get Some Exercise

This is practically a Part II of the previous step, but as someone who used to look at the gym as something people did when they were feeling particularly masochistic, I can actually say I enjoy it now.

You don’t even have to subscribe to a fancy gym—go for a run around the block with your headphones in or lift some heavy boxes to build up muscle tone.

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Bonus: Doing all that heavy lifting of boxes or incorporating exercise into chores will make your house cleaner and look even more awesome, as well as making you look and feel better.

6. Treat Yourself

Hating your life can be exhausting, and I mean that literally. It drains the energy from you until all you want to do is lie in bed with a pint of ice cream and the last five seasons of a TV show on Netflix.

Therefore, a good thing to keep your spirits up can be to treat yourself.

Life is too short, after all, to deny yourself some treats. Go see that movie that looks awesome in the cinema, grab a gelato with a friend, paint your nails, whatever makes you happy, do it. You deserve it.

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7. Cut out Those Negative Triggers

Chances are that if you hate life, something is setting off those triggers in your head. Until you’re able to deal with them without turning all misanthropic, the best thing might be just to get rid of all of those negative triggers.

If you’re suffering from what AllGroanUp refer to as “Obsessive Comparison Disorder” (i.e. obsessively checking out the lifestyles of all your “successful” friends), then stop using Facebook and Twitter as much.

Social media can be a fantastic way to connect, but it can be also be a toxic environment for neuroses and comparisons to breed.

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Trust me, I know. If it sets you off, cut it out.

8. Dance

Yes you can dance. No, really, you can. It doesn’t matter if you’re not some breakdancing dynamo or ballroom extraordinaire, everyone can dance. It’s programmed into the human race, the ultimate expression of emotion.

Dance like no one’s watching, dance like you don’t care. Tap your feet, sway your hips, go as mad or as wild as you want to to your favourite songs. Nothing quite shakes the cobwebs off than losing yourself in rhythm and dance to a song you love.

9. Get Organized

A great way to start moving forward and looking at what you can change in your life to make it better, is to get organized.

Spend a weekend going through your home and clearing the unnecessary stuff out of it. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need or don’t want anymore and start to give everything a space.

It doesn’t have to look like it’s stepped off the pages of Good Housekeeping, but clearing a lot of space and making sure that your home has a bit of harmony can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

10. Pay It Forward

Life is a mystery and it can be a minefield to get through. Sometimes you stumble, sometimes you fall. The important part is to pick yourself back up and keep walking forward.

Paying it forward is simply helping others. Charity is something that is often thrown around as an accessory to human behavior—how many celebrities have you read about who have done something heinous, but are defended by the phrase “but [they] do charity work”?

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Go volunteer! If you think you’re at breaking point, go help other people.

People in the world out there will be going through the same things that you are going through; and while you might not run into someone who’s going through the exact same circumstances, you will be helping people who need help.

Helping out a soup kitchen, or at a church bake sale, or at a homeless shelter or wherever needs help, can make a huge difference to the lives of those individuals involved. And believe me, it’ll do a hell of a lot for your state of mind .

A great idol of mine, Audrey Hepburn, once stated that we have two hands: one for helping ourselves, and one for helping others. That’s a fantastic sentiment and one I think will help people who hate their live.

If you go and help other people, you’re having such a positive ripple effect on the world that some of it will come back to you one way or another, and it will get better.

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