Submitted by Helen on Wed, 01/13/2016 - 14:19
A healthy diet for healthy hair
- A balanced diet rich in proteins will do a lot of good for your hair while unhealthy food can damage the hair and scalp.
- A sedentary lifestyle including a diet full of fats, bad cholesterol and carbs will stunt not just our health but also strip your skin and hair of its natural beauty.
- Regular smoking, hormonal imbalance, and inadequate sleep can affect how your hair looks and feels.
- You can do a lot of things to get back your natural beauty, but the easiest way to do this is start by eating healthy food for your hair.
- You need to understand your hair first before preparing a diet.
Hair growth Nutrients
88% of hair is composed of proteins from amino acids!
- Salmon: This fish is loaded with the strong hair supporters like Vitamin D and protein, but it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth by keeping your scalp healthy
- Yellow Peppers: Yellow bell peppers have nearly five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges (341 milligrams, as opposed to 63). This is good news for your locks.
- Vitamin C: is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage.
- Oysters: Zinc deficiency has been noted to cause hair loss and poor scalp conditions and oysters are loaded with zinc — just three ounces contain 493 percent of your daily value.
- Eggs: Eggs are an excellent source of those aforementioned omega-3s, and they are also contain biotin (which many people trying to grow their hair take in supplement form). But, just so you’re aware, it’s not the egg white that will make your hair long and beautiful, it’s the yolk. Eating too many egg whites can actually block the absorption of biotin into the body, causing a depletion of this micronutrient.
- Sunflower Seeds: Just a few little seeds can supply you with an abundance of vitamin E, which will enhance blood flow to the scalp and promote faster hair growth.
- Sweet Potatoes: These are loaded with beta carotene, the precursor for vitamin A that not only promotes a healthy scalp but promotes hair growth. But choose foods loaded with beta carotene over supplementing with high doses — like over 2500 milligrams — of vitamin A from retinol since it can be toxic at very high levels.
- Avocados: Due to their high concentration of essential fatty acids naturally found in skin cells (which help to keep your skin smooth and supple), avocados are an age-old beauty secret. When topically applied to the hair and scalp, they have the added ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Mix a little avocado with sour cream (which contains lactic acid to help exfoliate dead skin and clean up buildup on the scalp) and apply to your hair and scalp for about ten minutes before washing it off.
- Almonds: These nuts will make your hair grow faster and thicker due to their high biotin content. One cup contains nearly one-third of your daily requirement. You should be able to see the results in a month or two of adding them to your diet.
- Asparagus: Asparagus contains lots of folic acid.This is a kind of sythnthetic vitamin B which helps the body to absorb more proteins which makes hair grow faster.Asparagus is rich in vitamin A, C and folic acid.It also contains fibre ans iron.Asparagus stimulates hair production and is also a good source of selenium for healthy hair.Vitamin E is also founf in asparagus which improves the overall health of the hair. With one bowl of asparagus daily, you will have thicker, shinier hair!