MILAN – With the arrival of the hot weather, taking care of your health is even more important and the results are clearly noticeable. For example, luxuriant, flowing hair is a sign of health in a season like summer, where the hair is really put to the test by the sun and sea. As the Daily Mail points out, in many cases it is your scalp which will show the first signs of any problems with the body, such as dry hair, indicating dehydration of the body or bad diet.
Dry skin and fragile hair
Dry skin and a flaky scalp are often symptomatic of poor hydration and a diet which is low in essential fatty acids. The latter are polyunsaturated fats which are essential for sealing in moisture to the skin cells of the scalp and for maintaining its elasticity. Dry hair can also be caused by a lack of iron or zinc. Fragile hair, on the other hand, can be a secondary effect of smoking, because it constricts the blood vessels, greatly limiting the amount of nutrients which can reach the roots of the hair.
Advice from nutritionists
We must not get complacent about the problems of dehydration and bad diet, because changing over from a diet which is low in nutrients to a healthy, balanced one will not bring about the desired effects in the course of just a few days, as the nutritionist, Angela Dowden affirms: “All the improvements you might expect from following a special diet will not be reflected in your health in just a few days, but need at least three months”. If you want to experience the effects of a healthy diet on your health, the tip for helping your body stay in good shape, in terms of a balanced diet, is to follow a regime that includes vitamins from the A, B and C groups, protein, fatty acids and at least 8 glasses of water per day, preferably alkaline and rich in trace elements, such as calcium, magnesium and iron.
by editorial staff