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IN Health & Fitness ON 25 Oct, 2016
While many of us wish to flaunt marvelously long and voluminous hair, achieving it can really be a tough task. From the salon treatments, the treatments taken to protect hair from getting damaged to the amount of time we spend taking their care in the first place, all challenge our patience.
Keeping aside the external care, have you ever thought of internal care your hair needs? Well, we somehow forget to consider the internal care and nutritional factor that our hair needs. But let me tell you when it comes to hair, the three vital nutrients like proteins, vitamins, and minerals are considered to play a pivotal role.
So, in case if you dream of long and gorgeous hair, look and follow up the important nutrients required for essential hair growth.
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Vitamin A helps in the production of natural oils known as sebum, which gives your hair a healthy gloss and shine. It even prevents the hair from drying out. Vitamin A rich foods include carrots, egg yolk, milk, and spinach.
Biotin is known as a hair growth vitamin. It is one of the 12 vitamins in the Vitamin B family. For improving hair health and texture, biotin should be considered. It is found in eggs, peanut butter, bananas, and almonds.
Vitamin B12 also belongs to Vitamin B family and is responsible for promoting cell growth and division. Deficiency in this vitamin slows down the hair growth process. So intake eggs, cheese, milk and other vitamin B12 enriched foods to protect hair.
Vitamin C is found useful if you are facing premature graying issues and hair dryness mainly. So intake vitamin C through food items like lemon, strawberries, grapefruit and more.
Vitamin E rich food supplements including almonds, fish, peanuts etc are helpful in repairing hair tissues and protecting hair from dryness.
Usually, any supplement that contains vitamin B will also provide folic acid for hair. Wheat grains and cereals generally include folic acid in them. So consume carbohydrates without any guilt.
Niacin is responsible for adding shine, gloss, and luster to the hair. The deficiency of this vitamin may leave you with brittle and lifeless hair. Daily intake niacin rich supplements like chicken breast, tuna, mushrooms etc.
Iron maximizes the tensile strength of hair shaft. Without iron, hair can become thin, dull and dry. Foods high in iron are- red meat, apricots, spinach, and eggs.
Zinc is directly linked to the hair loss. If there is the deficiency of zinc, you will face hair fall and gray hair respectively. Hence intake foods that are high in zinc i.e. oysters, nuts, eggs, sweet potatoes and more.
Deficiency of magnesium results in abnormal hair growth. Hence for healthy hair, consume nuts, salmon etc.
Prenatal vitamins are quite similar to other vitamin complex supplements. The only difference is that these contain iron and folic acid.
Our hair is made up of protein so it is very obvious to say that proteins are one of the most important nutrients for hair growth.
Omega-3 fatty acids are also helpful in relieving depression, inflammation along with promoting hair growth. Omega-3 is found in salmon, cod liver oil, flax seeds and chia seeds.
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