Several studies and traditional wisdom has proven that diest plays a vital role in keeping our skin and hair healthy. Definitely, food that people eat has a significant impact on the growth, strength and volume of their hair.
We all know that our hair grows from the roots in our scalp, so it is all-important to care for our scalp and hair follicles. Here are a few foods and nutrients that can take care of our hair health.
Fish for shine
We know that fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and considered health-giving for our body. The same is true about their effect on our hair health. Fish helps in hair growth and keeps it shiny and full.
Growth & Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt is packed with proteins and helps the building block of your hair to get activated. It has ingredients that also help in blood flow to the scalp. The vitamin B5 present in the yogurt prevents hair thinning and hair loss. Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid is an active ingredient in many hair and skin care products too.
Spinach to add strength
We are all aware that spinach is loaded with amazing nutrients. It has lots of vitamin A, plus iron, beta carotene, folate and vitamin C. All these nutrients work together to maintain a healthy scalp and hair. Spinach helps retain the moisture in your hair and prevent it from breaking.
Guava prevents breakage
Guava is filled with vitamin C, which helps protect hair from damage. Just one cup of guava can give us 377 mg of vitamin C and it is more than four times the daily requirement.
Iron is one nutrient that is all-important for healthy hair. Getting too little iron can lead to hair loss. Fortified cereals, grains and pasta along with meat like beef, liver and shellfish or dark leafy vegetables give the right supply of iron for our body and our hair.
Lean poultry for thickness
Lack of protein is what causes hair to grow thinner. Since hair growth stops due to less protein in the body, the older hairs start falling and the volume drops. Lean proteins like chicken or turkey are healthy since they have less saturated fat and help hair growth.
Sweet potatoes give brightness
Sweet potatoes are filled with beta carotene, which the body turns to vitamin A. This helps protect the hair against dryness and prevents dull hair. It also makes the glands in the scalp to produce sebum (oily fluid) that keeps the hair from drying out. Beta carotene is also plenty in oranges, carrots, pumpkin and mangoes.
Cinnamon aids circulation
Cinnamon is proved to improve blood flow or circulation, particularly to the scalp. This will bring oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles and help hair growth. Cinnamon can be added to oatmeal, toast or in the coffee you drink.
Eggs help growth
Eggs provide all the protein and iron needed and they are rich in vitamin B. Apart from the other nutrients, it is the biotin in vitamin B that helps hair growth.