A lot can be influenced by the right diet. On the one hand, there is the figure, the metabolism, and the firmness of the tissue. On the other hand, certain nutrients also have a positive or negative influence on beauty. Sugar, for example, favors blemishes, blackheads, and pimples and makes the skin look pale, while vitamin C has exactly the opposite effect, preventing inflammation and making the complexion glow from the inside out.
Experts also know the corresponding factors for hair. A one-sided, unhealthy diet makes the hair look dull and weak and can quickly lead to greasiness or even hair loss. So-called hair vitamins, above all biotin, various B vitamins such as vitamin B6 and folic acid, vitamin E, selenium, and zinc strengthen the hair and scalp from the inside and strengthen the roots. Yeast is also said to play a central role in beautiful, healthy, shiny hair and can be used as a hair treatment from the outside as well as from the inside. Tips and details below.
First of all, it is important to differentiate between the different yeast types: when it comes to health and beauty, what is called brewer's yeast is meant; Better known, however, is baker's yeast, which is usually stored in small packets in the kitchen drawer and used to prepare yeast dough. Brewer's yeast (like baker's yeast) is a microorganism of microscopic yeast fungi, which (as the name suggests) play a central role in beer production because they initiate and promote alcoholic fermentation. The pure yeast obtained through the brewing process can then be processed into dry brewer's yeast powder, a natural food supplement with a particularly high vitamin B and protein content, in a way that is gentle on vitamins.
Brewer's yeast is a true beauty booster due to its high protein content (especially essential amino acids), B vitamins, and important minerals: the microscopic yeasts have a detoxifying and antioxidant effect and also stimulate important synergetic processes in the body, such as nutrient supply and synthesis of keratin, 95 percent of which is made up of hair fibers. The hair is therefore substantially strengthened from the roots to the tips, and the hair grows back in better quality (also due to the better nutrient supply), breaks off less often, and falls out less often. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, the hair fiber is also protected from external damage such as toxic fine dust, chemical residues from styling textures, or UV radiation. The hair gets a healthy shine, more suppleness, and looks visibly fuller.
Brewer's yeast is available in the form of powder, flakes, or tablets, is taken as a normal dietary supplement, or simply stirred into oatmeal or muesli, yogurt, smoothie, salad, or sauces. Always dose according to the product instructions; Nutritionists recommend about one to two tablespoons of the flakes per day. Those who tend to digestive problems take less and take yeast breaks.
Brewer's yeast can be mixed into a rich hair treatment in just a few simple steps, which is good for both the scalp and the hair itself. To do this, stir half a cube of organic yeast, a packet of yeast powder, or a handful of yeast flakes into about 100 milliliters of lukewarm water and apply directly to the hair and scalp. The yeast hair treatment becomes even richer if you use milk instead of water because it provides important nutrients such as vitamins A and B, as well as protein and minerals, and helps the yeast hair treatment to achieve a creamy consistency.
Tip: Heat the milk in a small saucepan and slowly stir in the yeast flakes until the consistency is good. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to cool, stir again before application. Then apply like a conventional hair mask, massage in and leave on, then rinse off with plenty of warm water. Ideal for a head massage and for silky, shiny, soft hair right up to the tips.