Preventing Dandruff Through Diet
No one wants to be associated with the word, “dandruff.” Many people struggle with this common problem, however. Although there are no extreme risks to be concerned about, the white flakes of dead skin cells that shed into your hair can be rather embarrassing. Many have tried home remedies and medications, often times with no results. What if there were an easier solution?
Naturopathic Doctor Suneil Jain says a connection between diet and dandruff has emerged for those who just can’t seem to shake the unsightly flakes. Dandruff can be caused by a variety of different things such as dry skin, stress, not shampooing your hair enough and certain skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Although there is no precise explanation for why people have dandruff, research shows that by adding Zinc (an essential mineral) and Biotin (a B vitamin) to your diet, it will improve dandruff drastically.
It has been estimated that more than half of the population in the United States will experience dandruff at some point in their lives, ranging from teenagers to adults. However, with this focused diet, those numbers may just decrease.
Add to your diet
- Fruits: Large amounts of apples, pineapple and melons are the best fruits to improve skin conditions
- Vegetables: By eating your vegetables raw, you will be able to keep your scalp healthy and prevent fungus from living on your head and causing the dandruff
- Ginger: This super spice will help fight and prevent the flakes caused by improper indigestion
- Healthy Fats: Eating healthy fats play a vital roll in the skin function and appearance
Cut back from your diet:
- Sugar: Limiting your sugar intake can minimize the appearance of the flakes
- Yeast: Limit yeast intake by cutting down on sweets, beer and bread
For more information and foods that fight dandruff visit healwithfood.org/dandruff.