Nutrition against dandruff: which foods to eat and which to avoid

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Nutrition against dandruff it is rich in seasonal fruit and vegetables and low in alcohol, coffee and black tea. Let's find out better.

> 1. What is dandruff

> 2. Nutrition to combat dandruff

> 3. Did you know that


Green tea among the foods useful against dandruff

What is dandruff

Dandruff it is an extremely common dermatological disease, more frequent in men. It manifests itself with a peeling of the scalp of very variable entity; in fact, it can be mild to very intense, occasional to chronic.

In the most evident cases, it can become a psychosocial discomfort; the scales, in fact, fall on the clothes and are particularly evident especially on very dark colored garments, creating embarrassment.

There is dandruff and dandruff. The causesin fact, they can be different: pathological, environmental or even psychological. Dandruff, for example, can be the telltale symptom of a dermatological disorder framed in the spectrum of eczematous dermatitis and, in particular, seborrheic dermatitis; it may be due to climatic reasons, especially hot-humid climate, or even to the use of shampoos and other hair products that are unsuitable for the characteristics of your scalp.

Sometimes, dandruff it appears in times of high stress or in conjunction with particular moments of one's life; for example, it can occur in women who are breastfeeding.

Commonly dandruff is associated with fat hair and, often, in an attempt to solve it, specific shampoos and cosmetic treatments are used for this type of problem. In fact it can also appear on dry scalp and the products to be used therefore vary according to the specific case.

Shampoos, lotions, etc. must be chosen with extreme care, because using the wrong cosmetic can aggravate the problem. In order not to be mistaken, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist. Nutrition can also play its part in the fight against dandruff.


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Nutrition to combat dandruff

The diet to combat dandruff is first of all healthy and balanced. The diet must therefore contain all the nutrients that the scalp and hair need to keep fit. It is therefore advisable to consume legumes and lots of it seasonal fruit and vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and minerals.

It is also appropriate limit the consumption of foods rich in fat, for example cured meats, fried foods, cream, ready meals or non-low-fat cheeses. Whole grains are preferred over refined ones. The honey and brown sugar they are more suitable than white sugar.

To prevent and combat dandruff, it is also advisable to limit the consumption of alcohol, coffee and black tea. On the other hand, the green tea, rich in antioxidants.

Sometimes hair and scalp disorders can be caused by inadequate intake of iron. It is therefore advisable to check the iron values ​​in the blood and, in case of deficiency or excess, follow a diet that helps to rebalance its levels, obviously always under the supervision of a specialist.

Consume sprouted seeds, which are rich in digestive enzymes, is another help in curing dandruff through nutrition.


Did you know that

Getting rid of dandruff requires very different management depending on whether the skin tends to be seborrheic or atopic. In case of atopic dermatitis degreasing and too aggressive detergents should be avoided; on the other hand, those with oily ingredients, for example glycerol, are recommended.

If the skin, on the other hand, tends to be seborrheic, the management of dandruff must include the use of products capable of

  • reduce the amount of sebum;
  • relieve inflammation of the scalp;
  • remove the scales.

In all cases it is essential to thoroughly cleanse the scalp with a certain frequency; it is usually recommended to wash your hair at least 2-3 times a week. When choosing a product for dandruff, as well as asking for the advice of a dermatologist, it is important to read the INCI carefully trying to avoid products containing too aggressive surfactants.



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