If your senior loved one feels consigned to weak, dull, or even less hair, he or she will be happy to know there are actually a number of foods that can help promote healthy hair. The qualified staff at Home Care Assistance of Grand Rapids have put together this list of foods that can keep your elderly loved one’s hair at its healthiest.
1. Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is a green leafy vegetable rich in vitamin B7. This mineral is critical to proper body function. Getting an adequate amount of vitamin B7 will increase hair growth and keep it looking healthy over time.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which balance the oils in the human body. This improves the condition of the scalp and also reduces flakiness and itching. Eating a diet rich in salmon will keep away dandruff and many other unsightly conditions associated with an unhealthy scalp.
Carrots are high in vitamin A, the nutrient responsible for cell growth. Vitamin A deficiency an slow hair growth, but people who are getting plenty in their diet will see their hair grow at a faster rate than normal, keeping it healthy.
Eating quality protein can help promote hair growth, especially for those in their senior years. Protein also prevents hair from becoming weak and brittle, and a lack of protein is linked to loss of hair color as well.
5. Brazil Nuts
Selenium, a mineral that causes hair to grow faster, is abundant in Brazil nuts. Eating just one Brazil nut contains enough selenium to meet the recommended daily dose for promoting hair growth.
Interested in learning more about senior nutrition? Turn to Grand Rapids Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of hourly and live-in care in Grand Rapids. All of our care services include the use of our proprietary Balanced Care Method, designed to promote total wellness through diet, exercise, socialization, and purpose. Call a friendly Care Manager at 616-243-0835 to learn more.