Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Eat healthy for healthy hair.

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Six Superfoods For Healthy Hair

Long, thick and lustrous hair is high on every girl’s wishlist. Beautiful and healthy hair adds a personality to our body and also makes it appear natural and healthy. But in today’s busy life, its difficult to maintain and take care of our health and hair respectively. 
I have always believed in healthy eating and taking good care of my body. But hair problems and hair loss are just inevitable 🙁  No matter how much care and healthy treatments i provide my hair, there are always some hair problems like dandruff, dry scalp, dry hair, split ends or even hair loss. So even though i spend a lot of time choosing products to put on my hair to keep it looking soft, shiny and healthy, but if i don’t pay attention to my diet as well, its not gonna help much. 
The speed of hair growth depends on numerous factors including our genetics, hair type, psychological and emotional condition and of course our lifestyle. Yet, balancing our diet could influence the growth of our hair positively. There are various foods, supplements and natural ingredients that have been known to aid and stimulate faster hair growth.
Eating right, exercising, reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep, will help you maximise your hair growth potential. Also, incorporating healthy foods in your day-to-day diet will lead to a difference in hair growth, texture and type 🙂
(Read more about the natural ways here). 
So lets just have a quick look on these Six superfoods for healthy hair which we should include in our diet :

Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Eat healthy for healthy hair.

 
1) Flaxseed:
Flaxseeds are packed with nutrients like protein, calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron and omega 3 fatty acids, which are required for the growth of your hair. A daily dose of flaxseeds can make your hair healthy, vibrant and strong.The anti-inflammatory properties of flaxseeds reduce the possibility of dandruff, eczema and other scalp conditions. The seeds stimulate the production of sebum in the scalp, preventing flaking and dandruff.The high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids in flaxseeds increase the hair’s elasticity, making it less prone to breakage. It endows you with stronger hair.
Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Flaxseed for healthy hair.

 
2) Salmon:
Salmon is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids which have incredible beauty benefits, including glowing skin and shiny hair. Omega three fats are really good for your hair and have anti-inflammatory properties. Your body can’t make those fatty acids, and you need to get them through you diet. So include a lot of fish in your diet, which will help open the hair follicles and promote healthy hair growth. One of the signs of lack of Omega 3 is a dry scalp and dull looking hair. 
Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Salmon for healthy hair.


 3) Eggs:
 Eggs deliver multiple nutrients needed to maintain healthy hair. First, they’re a good source of proteins. Because hair is made primarily of keratin, a type of protein, getting adequate amounts in your diet is necessary for hair growth and strength. Diets low in protein could slow the rate at which strands grow back, causing hair to look thinner. Likewise, eating too little protein may contribute to weak or brittle strands.
Eggs are also rich in vitamin called biotin that helps hair grow. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Biotin also helps strengthen brittle fingernails.
Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Eggs for healthy hair.

 
4) Walnuts:
These are the only type of nut that have a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which helps protect your cells from DNA damage. Since your hair rarely gets much shielding from the sun, this is especially helpful. Too little biotin can lead to hair loss. Walnuts also have copper, a mineral that helps keep your natural hair color rich and beautiful.The protein content of the walnuts helps boost hair follicles, making hair fuller and stronger.Try eating walnuts as a healthy snack.
Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Walnut for healthy hair.

5) Spinach:

This leafy green vegetable is rich in antioxidants, nutrients and minerals such as iron. Iron deficiency is the second cause of hair loss, and it can easily be treated. Spinach is also loaded with lutein, which keeps your eyes healthy and sparkling. Spinach is also a good source of vitamins B, C, and E, beta carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.A good source of folate and iron, this leafy vegetable can go a long way in inducing hair growth. Folate helps building red blood cells, which then carry oxygen to the hair follicles. Have spinach regularly as a part of your salads, smoothies, soups and Sabji (dry veg).

 

Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Spinach for healthy hair.

6) Lentils:

Lentils (Daal) are a good source of zinc and biotin which help with good hair health. Theyre also a great source of protein. Protein is an important macro nutrient for the hair. Protein helps with the strengthening of the actual hair strands. A good source of protein in your diet will help with the healthy growth of hair. In addition to the regular Daal-Chaawal 😉 Try adding lentils to the salads and soups as well  for a healthy addition to your diet. 

Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Lentils for healthy hair.

 

​​Other then food, there must be some lifestyle changes done to have a healthy hair growth,

1. Along with a healthy diet it is important that you exercise properly as it will ensure that there is proper blood flow to your scalp and will help in the growth of hair.
2. Always be delicate with your hair. Avoid unnecessary brushing, combing or handling. Use a soft, round bristles brush.
3. Massage  your scalp twice a week to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.
4. Regular trimming eliminates split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.
5. Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow healthy hair.
Six Superfoods for healthy hair.

Eat healthy for healthy hair.

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