10 Superfoods for Healthy Hair
A study found the average time a woman spends to wash, dry and style her hair is 1 hour and 53 minutes a week. By the time she is 65, she will have spent 7 months of her life doing her hair.
It shows that how important the Hair is for us?
Hair can be long, straight, Short, Frizzy, Wavy, Curly and these possibilities go endlessly with the combinations of different Colors, Textures, Styles, and Lengths.
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We always try different styles and combination with our hair which works best but then stuck by our Hair Problems. Hair loss, one of the common Hair Problem. Besides Gray Hair, Hair Damage, Greasy Hair, Rustic Hair, Dandruff, Dry Scalp etc all are the most usual issues with the Hair.
There is not a single factor that responsible for the Hair Problems, some of these are as follows.
Stress, Pregnancy, Excess of Vitamin A, Lack of Protein, Heredity, Vitamin B deficiency, Hormonal disbalance, Dramatic Weight Loss, over styling, Aging, Reactions from Hair Care chemical Products, Unhealthy lifestyle etc.
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Hair is mainly made up of keratin and protein, so a diet rich in protein is the easy and effective way to prevent hair Problems.
A proper and balanced diet with essential Vitamins and Nutrients can promote the Hair Growth and Prevents from hair Damages and Problems.
Our Mother Nature provides a number of Superfoods that can satisfy your daily needs for healthy and strong Hair.
Here is a list of 10 Superfoods for healthy Hair that fulfills the requirement of Protein, Complex Carbohydrates, Vitamin B, Iron, Fatty Acids, Sulpher, Zinc and other nutrients.
Egg works best whether you apply them externally or intake them in your Diet. It contains Vitamins, Zinc, Selenium, Sulfur, and Iron.
Along with these nutrients, Egg is a good source of Biotin, a B complex Vitamin that helps to produce ‘Keratin’.
You should take one egg daily in your meal plan.
2. Green Peas
Green Peas are good for your Scalp, these small packets stimulate the Hair follicles and protect tissues from free radical damages.
Green Peas are rich in Vitamin B6 and B12, that is essential for Hair Growth.
A great food to add to the diet and in your cooking, no matter whatever you cooks.
Spinach is one of the best superfoods for growth and development whether it is for body or for hair. This green leafy vegetable is a good source of Vitamin A and C, Selenium and Iron which helps to carry oxygen to the Hair.
Eat Spinach much in your breakfast, for lunch or else in the Dinner.
4. Green Tea
The Nutritional Profile of Green Tea makes it an excellent drink that compelled you to add it to your diet. Green Tea may help to prevent baldness and Gray hair, these leaves are a good source of epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a polyphenol that modulates the unstable hormonal activities.
You should take Green Tea twice a day.
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5. Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is the best dairy product for treating your hair damages and Gray Hair. Cottage Cheese is packed with complex Proteins, Casein and Whey. It contains Vitamin b-5, an essential vitamin that cares scalp health.
Cottage Cheese is bland in taste, You can put the chunks of this cheese with Salads, soups or gravies.
Nuts like Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts all are beneficial for the Hair Health. Nuts contain a high amount of Vitamins and Nutrition such as Zinc, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, Sulfur and Biotin which keeps hair follicles healthy.
Create a rule to eat 3-4 types of different nuts and dry fruits in the breakfast and before sleep.
Broccoli is one of the best and healthiest cruciferous vegetable, contains Vitamin A and C. The combination of Nutrients and Vitamins especially vitamin A helps to produce the sebum which works like a conditioner on your hair and scalp.
With the help of this natural conditioner, Hair gets to shine and silky. There are various ways, you can consume cruciferous vegetables such as Salads, sides, soups, rolls etc.
8. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are very beneficial for the Hair loss or damage problems. These mild nutty taste seeds are packed with Vitamin E, Iron, Zinc, and pyridoxine that is complex Vitamin B6 prevent hair loss and greasy hair problems.
One cup of Sunflower Seeds provides 31% the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B6.
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9. Kidney Beans
Kidney beans are one of the perfect sources of Protein as a vegetarian option. These beans are rich in Iron, Zinc, and Biotin. Kidney beans provide a decent amount of Protein that is essential for hair growth.
You should eat at least 3 cups of kidney beans in a week for shiny, long and strong Hair.
You can easily include this nutritional food in your diet via Breakfast. Oatmeal is a good source of Vitamin B, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc and Copper.
Oats promote the hair growth by creating Melanin, helps to keep the natural color of hair on and prevents from turn to gray.
You can take the full advantage of these superfoods by drinking plenty of Water daily, a healthy lifestyle and a balanced meal plan.
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