Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and well being. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. We need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amounts of nutrients for good health.
"Not placing all your eggs in one basket" as the saying goes, applies to nutrition. Believing that one food is a "power food" and eating it constantly, over other choosing a varied diet, can be detrimental as it may not offer all the vitamins and minerals needed for our bodies to grow and function properly.
A general rule is to include 5 different colors at each meal. Different colored food offers different nutritional values, all of which are necessary. Brown rice, yellow peppers, orange carrots, red tomatoes, purple eggplants, are just a few ideas of the colors available.
Sulfur is a naturally occurring mineral, and the third most abundant in the human body behind calcium and phosphorus. In the body, it is a necessity for proper synthesis of proteins and enzyme, vitamin conversions, joint health, metabolizing amino acids, hair, nail, and skin health, and more.
Sulfur is required for proteins (like keratin) to maintain their shape, which contributes directly to the overall health, strength, and elasticity of hair which is comprised of keratin. Further, the life cycle of your hair consists of 3 phases: growing, resting, and shedding. Sulfur has been proven to lengthen the growing phase. A longer growing phase (before resting and shedding) means longer hair.
Sulfur is also linked to treating, relieving, and decreasing the occurrences of psoriasis, dandruff, eczema, and folliculitis.
Including these foods in your diet will help increase your sulfur intake internally:
high quality beef and poultry (grass-fed is always recommended)
You can also take Organic Sulfur (MSM) powder, from your local health food store, but be aware that not all MSM powders are Organic Sulfur. Check the label.
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