Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sushi, Hair, and Body

If you like sushi (I do!), you may be glad to know that your hair likes it too. Depending on the type of sushi you eat, this delicacy is a great source of protein, silica, fatty acids (e.g., omega-3), vitamin A, vitamin B12, magnesium, manganese, iron, iodine, etc.. All of these nutrients are essential for the health, shine, and growth of our hair. Sushi, is of course, great for the overall health of the body as well.

Protein (tuna, salmon, eel, etc.) - makes up ~90% of hair
Silica (cucumber, rice) - adds to hair's shine
Fatty acids (shrimp, tuna) - adds to hair's shine
Vitamin A (eel, tuna) - essential for growth
Vitamin B12 (tuna, crab, nori seaweed) - prevents hair loss
Magnesium (seaweed, sesame seeds) - works with calcium to promote healthy hair growth
Manganese (seaweed, sesame seeds) - prevents slow hair growth
Iron (seaweed, sesame seeds) - prevents hair loss
Iodine (seaweed) - helps regulate thyroid hormones and prevents dry hair and hair loss
And more ...

Sources:
HAIR VITAMINS
SUSHI NUTRITION FACTS
NUTRITION DATA

Other reads:
BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SUSHI
SEA GREENS & HEALTH
MARINE & FRESH WATER FOOD FOR HEALTH

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