Here’s how to lay the foundation for healthy hair according to Shahnaz Husain

Susan S. Johnson

If you want your child to have healthy hair, you have to take some common factors into consideration. These are physical fitness, nutrition, exercise, sleep, as well as some amount of external hair care. The external treatments should mainly be in the form of protective care.

Indeed, healthy hair is the outcome of good internal health and regular external care. Nutritional deficiency is one of the most common causes of hair loss. The diet is of great importance to skin and hair. During the growing years, proteins are of more importance. Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are

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Why a meat-free diet boosts health: protein levels might hit the spot : Research Highlights

Susan S. Johnson

Metabolism

An analysis shows that the amino-acid profiles of vegan, vegetarian and omnivorous diets are similar.

Vegetarians, vegans and omnivores end up consuming similar ratios of amino acids, regardless of whether their menus lean more heavily on beef, beans or Greek yogurt — implying that protein type is not responsible for the health benefits of plant-based diets.

Plant-based diets have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Vegans and vegetarians tend to eat less protein than meat-eaters, but it’s not clear which aspect of a meat-free diet confers benefits.

Michael MacArthur

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