Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Final Wednesday's Hair Growth Tip!

10. Take your multivitamins!

I'm sure many of you have heard this before, so this may just be a reminder. For optimal hair growth, our body needs adequate nutrients from the foods we eat. Halt! Did you know that canned and frozen vegetables and fruits contain fewer vitamins than fresh vegetables and fruits? Did you know that boiled, steamed (yes, steamed), and microwaved veggies contain fewer nutrients than raw veggies? The same is true for certain meats, dairy products, etc. Therefore, it is possible that some of us are not absorbing sufficient nutrients from the "healthy" foods we do eat. With that being said, be sure to purchase and prepare your food for optimal nutrient absorption, or at the very least, invest in a good multi-vitamin to make up for that slack.

SOURCE & OTHER READS:
WOMEN & VITAMINS
VITAMIN DOSAGE
VITAMINS & COOKING METHODS
VITAMIN B-12 & MICROWAVE
VITAMIN B-6 & MICROWAVE
VITAMIN C & COOKING METHODS
VITAMIN C & FOOD PREPARATION
MULTIVITAMINS & CANCER

4 comments:

  1. Even though it is best to get our nutrients from foods, you just listed several variables and reasons why we absolutely need to supplement. I take a multivitamin and several other supplements, including biotin, MSM, flax seed oil, evening primrose oil, B-complex, and calcium. If you're not anemic, you should make sure your multivitamin doesn't have iron in it. :)

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  2. Yep. Even if I eat all my fruits, veggies, meats, and more for the day, I still pop a multivitamin just in case. Thanks for the non-anemic tip! I never knew about that.

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  3. Fab tips Loo, I know I'll love catching up with your blog posts! Now all I need is more time..... Unless one is able to eat a whole range of uber fresh, raw fruit and vegies, supplementation is important for optimum health. I love my chlorella, spirulina, MSM, extra vit C and zinc (and more, in the form of maca, cacao etc).

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  4. Hey Jac! ::waves hello::

    I just googled maca after you mentioned it and wow! (Had never heard about it until now.) It looks to be super loaded with essential nutrients. I might have to look into that. You learn something new everyday.

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