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IN Health & Fitness ON 23 May, 2015
Everybody wants healthy hair, that can withstand the beating of the sun, salt water, pollution and still stay luscious and shiny.
Of course, there are products you can use to strengthen the hair but let's face it. They can be too expensive for regular use and then just like your skin, they need nutrition, what you feed your body from inside will manifest outside.
Here I have a list of foods you must eat for healthy tresses.
Packed with four basic minerals - Zinc, Selenium, Sulphur and Iron they are full of biotin which promotes hair growth. They are also a good source of proteins.
Lean Poultry maintains the rigidity of hair, as sufficient quantities of proteins are needed to avoid hair loss. Meat products like turkey and chicken have minimal amounts of saturated fats and are good sources to fight hair loss.
With its abundant supply of calcium, potassium, zinc, vitamins B6 and B12, probiotic cultures and twice the protein content of regular yogurts, it can easily be considered as one of the most nutritious food. All of these nutrients are essential for the healthy growth of your hair so eating nutrient-rich foods like yogurt and taking proper care of your hair will help you get the hair you've always wanted!
Sea foods such as mackerel, sardines and salmon are enriched with omega-3 fatty acids which are great for shiny hair. Our bodies can't make omega-3 fatty acids, but we can consume them in the form of great diets or supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids nourish hair follicles, with everlasting shinier and firm hair as the end result.
Wholegrains are storehouse of zinc, vitamin B and iron which are good for hair follicles. These regulate hormones which have a direct affect on the growth and thickness of your hair.
This tropical fruit brims with vitamin C. It is a powerhouse of nutrients including Vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, copper, manganese, fiber, flavonoids and other phytochemicals. Protects your hair from breaking.
Walnuts are a key 'hair food', as they are an excellent source of biotin, an essential nutrient known to strengthen hair, improve hair growth and reduce hair fall.
It is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids; it helps fight free radicals and prevent damage to the hair and scalp. It has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in minimizing scalp inflammation, eczema and dandruff. Just in case you need another reason to consume dark chocolate, it is also great for your hair.
Like so many dark green leafy vegetables, spinach is full of amazing nutrients. This leafy vegetable is excellent for your body for many reasons, not the least of which is hair health. The power players here are tons of Vitamin A, plus Iron, beta-carotene folate, and Vitamin C.
Sweet potato works really well for hair. With the abundance of different nutrients, the nourishment it provides to thirsty strands is almost unmatched.
Vegetarians who may not be getting enough protein are often advised to eat lentils as they are packed with protein. They are little bundles of goodness that also contain Zinc, Iron and Biotin.