Long, healthy, shiny and lustrous hair is the dream of every woman and indeed I can say it is the crowning glory of every woman.
It is very essential to maintain the scalp healthy but it is very critical to pay attention to it in today’s hectic life. As hair strands are exposed to environmental pollution and various chemicals which make the hair dry, brittle and frizzy. Although there are some other factors such as age, gender and imbalanced diet which cause various hair problems.
Hair strands are made up of a tough protein called keratin and it is needed to nourish the hair strands with different minerals and vitamins.
Here I am listing some best food which you can include in your daily diet to promote healthy hair growth.
Egg contains a good amount of protein and Biotin. As we know hair strands are made up of keratin protein and also biotin is required for the synthesis of protein thus it is essential to include protein supplements in a daily diet otherwise lack of protein will cause hair fall.
Egg also contains some other minerals such as zinc, selenium and other compounds which make the egg to be the best hair growth-promoting supplement.
❍ Iron-loaded green leafy vegetables
Vegetables contain iron, zinc, vitamin A and C mainly spinach. If you have an iron deficiency then it links to many health issues.
Iron deficiency causes hair fall as hair roots do not get enough amount of oxygen which prevents hair growth and weaker hair strands.
Vitamin A in spinach helps to produce sebum which moisturizes the scalp.
❍ Avocados with the rich source of Vit E and Fatty acids
This is one of the delicious and nutritious supplements for healthy hair growth.
It contains a rich amount of Vit E with antioxidant properties helps in combating oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicles and stops greying of hair.
Vitamin E has the property of improving blood circulation thus speed up hair growth.
Also, essential fatty acids not produced by the body so we can add avocados in the daily diet in the form of salad or making the tasty smoothie for all hair problems.
❍ Citrus fruits with a good dose of Vitamin C
Vitamin C has the antidandruff property thus it prevents hair fall. Also, Citrus fruits provide collagen protein which helps to strengthen the hair strands and prevent it from getting brittle and damaged.
Also, Vitamin C is required for iron absorption. Thus if iron deficiency is there, then it causes many hair problems.
❍ Nuts and seeds packed with omega 3 fatty acids
As our body do not make essential healthy fats which needs to provide to the body from diet.
Especially Almonds and walnuts containing omega 3 fatty acids make stronger and thicker hair.
Flaxseeds also provide the same benefits as above.
❍ Beans plant-based source of Protein
Beans contain a good amount of protein, zinc, iron, and biotin. This great combination of healthy nutrients promotes optimal hair health.
Beans are also versatile and inexpensive which we can easily include in the diet.
❍ Sweet Potatoes
This is loaded with Beta carotene which converts into vitamin A by our body. As previously mentioned, Vitamin A helps to produce sebum makes the scalp healthier.
Also, it prevents the regressing of hair follicles so follicles start boosting hair growth.
❍ Meat with a great amount of protein
Meat with protein aids growth and repair every hair related problem especially red meat.
Red meat is the rich source of iron which helps RBC to circulate oxygen in the body including hair follicles to promote hair growth.