The market these days is loaded with hair care products. A regular hair spa, a nourishing shampoo & conditioner, a great hair serum or a hair mask, these have become a few essentials. But to amplify the results of these, it is first important to make the right dietary changes. The food that is rich in vitamins and minerals will significantly help in your hair growth and giving a lustrous shine to your hair, that you truly deserve. Add these super-foods to your diet to boost your hair health.
Hair is built with protein, so it is essential to consume enough amount of protein to elevate the revival of hair. eggs are the richest source of protein and are also rich in biotin, something that we search for in our hair care products. Adding eggs to your daily diet would prevent hair loss and boost your hair growth.
A Milk Protein is one of the most nutrient rich proteins due to its complete amino acid content. It offers anti-irritant and protective properties unmatched by any other protein. If your hair is lacking moisture, shine, length, or volume, milk proteins might be what it is missing. There are two main types of protein in milk: casein and whey; both of which can benefit your hair. A diet low in protein may cause hair to thin and stop growing. Proteins and lipids in milk work to strengthen hair, while the calcium promotes hair growth and helps in preventing hair loss. Milk also contains other nutrients like Vitamins A, Vitamin B6, biotin and potassium, all of which work to keep hair soft and shiny. So it’s not just your kids who needs a glass of milk daily, it’s you as well.
Carrots are not just a super food for your eyesight, but also for your hair. Carrots are effective in withstanding hair loss, as they offer vital vitamins to your hair, making it thicker, shinier, longer and stronger. Drinking carrot juice regularly can make your hair healthier. Carrots helps the scalp in producing the natural sebum oil which keeps the roots healthy. Vitamin A averts dullness of the hair strands and dryness of the scalp; while Vitamin C and E in carrots can improve blood circulation in your scalp, thus preventing premature hair graying.
Walnuts are a power hub of Omega 3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, which strengthen hair follicles. Also the Vitamin E and biotin present in them are prominent in boosting your hair health. It is also important to know that Keratin is one of the major proteins found in our hair structure. The high amount of keratin found in walnuts promotes healthy hair growth and is also responsible for strong, flexible hair.
“Don’t just apply it, eat it as well to find amazing results”. I can never forget these words of my mother. She always use to say this whenever she use to find me applying yogurt on my face or hair. Yogurt is full of protein that offers nourishment, which the hair needs for proper growth and health. Vitamin B5 in yogurt helps in the proper flow of blood to the scalp while promoting the hair growth and boosting the elasticity of hair.
While Vitamin C is known to do miracles to your skin, it equally works for your hair. It is important to accommodate citrus fruits in your daily diet to strengthen and stimulate growth of hair. A good intake of citrus fruits not only help you achieve
lustrous and soft hair but also prevents premature graying of hair and prevents baldness.
Green Leafy Vegetables
While you mommy was always after your life to consume green leafy vegetables for your health, she surely wouldn’t have skipped to mention it’s benefits for your hair. One of the prominent reason of slow or low hair growth or hair loss is anemia. Consume ample amount of green leafy vegetables to ensure a good amount of iron absorption in your body. The deficiency of iron in your body debilitates oxygen and nutrients to reach to the hair follicles which hence refrains the roots from proper growth. So be it be in a vegetable form or a salad form, green leafy vegetables are (in every respect) going to work wonders for your hair (& skin) by adding that extra shine of health to it.
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