Age, genetics and diet impact our hair growth. While we may not have any control over age or genetics, that leaves only the diet, which we can alter. A balanced diet works wonders for overall hair health and growth. Incorporate these protein and vitamin rich foods today and see your hair bounce with new-found strength:
Fruitful delights for your hair:
Berries – They come loaded with vitamin C and anti-oxidants. Especially, the Indian gooseberry (Amla). Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron from the diet. A body with low iron is anemic, one of the reasons for hair fall.
Avocados – One medium sized avocado can provide 21% of your daily vitamin E needs. It is also rich in vitamin C. Make this nutritious and delicious fruit a part of your diet.
Citrus fruits – Oranges, grapefruits, lemons – citrus fruits come in all sizes and tastes. They are a good source of fibre, vitamin C and a powerhouse of anti-oxidants.
Eat your greens well:
Spinach – Vitamin A, C, Folate and Iron; spinach comes loaded with them. Iron deficiency weakens hair, spinach is a good iron source, especially for vegetarians.
Add some crunch to your diet:
Seeds – Calorie conscious people can make seeds a part of their daily intake without having to worry. Seeds contain immense amount of nutrients and relatively less calories. Flaxseeds, chia seeds and sunflower seeds are good in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, selenium and zinc.
Nuts – They are known for a variety of health benefits, like walnuts reduce the risk of heart attacks and almonds boost brain memory. Apart from being tasty, they are rich in protein, vitamin B, E and zinc.
Non-vegetarian folks, here is your feast:
Eggs – A good source of protein as well as biotin, you need to include eggs in your daily intake. Biotin promotes keratin which is the main constituent of hair. Egg protein on the other hand strengthens hair follicles.
Fish – Fishes that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids are good to reverse hair fall and promote hair growth. Salmon, Mackerel and Herring are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. You may also consider taking fish oil capsules to rejuvenate your scalp.
Meat – Besides being a great source of protein, meat, especially red meat is a rich source of Iron. The iron that is present in the meat is easily absorbed by our body. Iron is the prime constituent of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to all the cells of our body.
Now you know what to eat for luscious and strong hair. Little changes to your diet can work wonders. Isn’t it the simplest way to care and replenish your hair?