Essential Vitamins For Women™

What vitamins are essential for women ? Why are vitamins good for your health, for your beautiful and healthy hair, nails and skin? Research has shown that in our hurry up world of fast food, and extreme work schedules we have developed very poor eating habits. This extremely poor diet affecting our general health and energy levels and makes our skin sensitive, fingernails weaker and our hair thinner and far less healthier.

Multivitamins and other dietary supplements will not replace an unhealthy diet. Focus also eating sufficient amounts of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds and legumes.

Then supply your diet with the proper multi-vitamins for women.

Vitamins essential for women:

1. Vitamin A - Antioxidant that helps produce healthy sebum in the scalp.

Food sources: Fish liver oil, meat, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, apricots and peaches.

2. Vitamin C - Antioxidant that helps maintain skin & hair health.

Food sources: Citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes and dark green vegetables.

3. Vitamin E - Antioxidant that enhances scalp circulation.

Food sources: Cold-pressed vegetable oils, wheat germ oil, soybeans, raw seeds and nuts, dried beans, and leafy green vegetables.

4. Biotin - Helps produce keratin, may prevent graying and hair loss.

Food sources: Brewer's yeast, whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice and milk.

5. Inositol - Keeps hair follicles healthy at the cellular level.

Food sources: Whole grains, brewer's yeast, liver and citrus fruits.

6. Vitamin B3 - Promotes scalp circulation. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, chicken, turkey and meat.

7. Vitamin B5 - Prevents graying and hair loss.

Food sources: Whole grain cereals, brewer's yeast, organ meats and egg yolks.

8. Vitamin B6 - Prevents hair loss, helps create melanin, which gives hair its color.

Food sources: Brewer's yeast, liver, whole grain cereals, vegetables, organ meats and egg yolk.

9. Vitamin B12 - Prevents hair loss.

Food sources: Chicken, fish, eggs and milk.

Essential minerals for women:

Calcium (essential for healthy hair growth), Chromium (helps prevent hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia both of which can cause hair loss), Copper (helps prevent hair loss as well as defects in hair color and structure), Iodine (helps regulate thyroid hormones and prevents dry hair and hair loss), Iron (prevents anemia and hair loss), Magnesium (works with calcium to promote healthy hair growth), Manganese (prevents slow hair growth), Potassium (regulates circulation and promotes healthy hair growth), Selenium (keeps skin and scalp supple and elastic), Silica (strengthens hair and prevents hair loss), Zinc (deficiency can lead to dry hair and oily skin)

Pure diet along with stress, toxins in the environment, exposure to the sun, cigarette smoke, excess alcohol consumption and lack of sleep sometimes makes our bodies work overtime to maintain a standard of marginal health - not optimal.

A high-quality multivitamin supplies the body with the proper amino acids, vitamins and minerals that you may not be receiving in your diet to help create beautiful hair. You will not only look better but also feel better.€™t

By Karel Micek

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