Shampoo, conditioner , hair spas wont give you the healthy hair you have always crave for. What all you need to do is step out of the shower and look into your kitchen for the most luxurious locks. Hair is a fast-growing tissue and so are its demands from the body. A well balanced diet of protein, complex carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals particularly folic acid, zinc and B complex are essential for building good hair tissues.
Letâ€™s look at the ten best food sources for healthy hair:
Whole grains: Gorge for whole grains cereals, including whole wheat breads, breakfast cereals for a hair healthy dose of zinc, iron and B-complex
Eggs: Eggs provides with the best protein and also contains Vit-B12 and Biotin, essential beauty nutrients. So, boiled, scrambled, omelet , any form of egg will go a long way
Nuts: Is Hair fall, hair thinning making you go nuts?? Grab a handful of nuts like walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts to get Omega-3 fatty acids, and very important Zinc and selenium
Water: Who wants dry, straw like strands?? Hair is Â¼ th water. So drink 10-12 glasses of water everyday to get lustrous hair
Flaxseeds: High in omega-3 fatty acids, just a tsp of flaxseeds will get you the hair quality you have always craved for. It not only gives you good hair, but its also heart healthy
Brown Short Grain Rice: Contains more of Vitamin B complex, fiber , zinc as compared to white refined rice. Also feed you energy over a longer period of time. And thus, takes care of your rice cravings!
Dark Green Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli and other leafy vegetables are excellent sources of Vitamin A and C , which is needed by our body to produce Sebum, which in turn acts as a powerful natural conditioner for our hair. They also provide iron and calcium.
Salmon: It can be called as a â€œBeauty foodâ€. Its hard to beat salmon for its omega-3 fatty acids, high quality protein, vitamin B-12 and iron, all required for long, lustrous hair
Beans: Beans like kidney beans(rajma) and lentils not only provide protein to promote hair growth but ample zinc and biotin. Biotin provides the strength required for your hair
Low Fat Dairy Products: Dairy products like skim milk, yogurt , cottage cheese are great sources of Calcium, an essential mineral for hair growth. You can also top your yogurt or slice of cheese with a spoonful of flaxseeds or walnuts to make a power packed evening snack.