5 super foods for your hair: Eat your way to great locks
Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 23:43
  

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Who doesn’t crave for those thick luscious locks? Healthy shiny hair is the envy of every woman. But due to several lifestyle factors, genetics and wrong diet, our hair becomes prey to serious damage. The only remedy to all your hair problems can be found in your diet. Here are super foods that can manage all your hair worries.

Salmon

Salmon is the complete beauty food. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids; it is a high quality protein food and rich in vitamin B-12 and iron. Omega-3 essential fatty acids provide the required support to the scalp’s health and that’s why no other food can beat salmon in this area. A deficiency of Omega-3 fatty acids can leave your hair dull looking hair and your scalp dry.

In case you are a vegetarian, there is no need to worry! Add two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds in your daily diet and you will be benefitted in the same manner.

Dark Green Vegetables

Vegetables like Spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard are excellent sources of vitamin A and C, which help to produce sebum in the scalp .Sebum is the oily substance secreted by our follicles of hair which works like natural hair conditioner. These vegetables also provide iron and calcium to your body.

Eggs

Undoubtedly eggs are the best source of protein.The protein present in egg is considered high quality protein and is excellent for hair growth and hair strength.Eggs are also rich in biotin, a B vitamin essential for hair growth and overall scalp health.Try to eat one egg daily or every alternate day. You can eat scrambled egg, fried egg or simply boiled egg for healthy hair depending upon your choice.

Nuts

Regularly eating nutrient rich nuts as part of your daily diet is very beneficial for your hair and scalp. Brazil nuts are the nature`s best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Apart from that, walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid that may help to condition your hair. Cashews, pecans and almonds also perform the same function.

Vitamin E found in nuts is one of the most important vitamins which helps the overall health and appearance of hair. Vitamin E deficiency may lead to brittle hair which easily breaks off or falls out.

Carrots

Carrots promote a healthy scalp along with good vision as they are an excellent source of vitamin A. Since a healthy scalp is an essential thing for healthy hair, it is advisable to include carrots in your food and salad. You can also have it in juice form. Carrots are very useful to revitalize dull and tired looking skin and hair and will leave your skin and hair looking youthful and fresh.

So don’t wait and try these foods to see your way to a healthy mane!

Compiled by: Ritu Singh


First Published: Friday, August 09, 2013, 23:37



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