Who doesn’t want healthy shiny hair? No one truly. Everybody wants low-maintenance naturally shiny healthy. Shiny hair can be achieved through topical treatments but it further damages your hair. Your hair will be able to sustain any kind of chemical treatment only if it’s already healthy.
Healthy hair just like skin depends on various factors. Your food lifestyle plays an important part in nourishing your hair. So if you want to know few superfoods that should be included in your daily diet, then keep reading:
Eggs contain the two most important nutrients for healthy hair that us protein and biotin. Hair follicles are composed of protein that is why having eggs in your everyday diet is very crucial. So do not miss your breakfast eggs ever again.
Berries are an amazing source of vitamin C. Its antioxidant properties fight damaging sun rays, free radicals and other pollutants and help your skin look fresh. So instead of investing in an expensive Vitamin C serum, consume berries. They save your hair follicles from harsh environmental damages.
Every grandma’s favorite good old amla or gooseberry is a great source of antioxidants. Some studies show amla’s effect on promoting hair growth and prevention of premature greying. This superfood also takes care of scalp inflammation and dandruff. Consume it as a juice, jam or even powder form for daily supplementation.
Buttermilk or ‘chach’ is a hair elixir. It is an amazing drink to have with your summer meals. Buttermilk is lightly spiced with coriander, cumin seed powder and curry leaves which helps in absorbing vital hair nutrients, especially calcium from the consumed food. It is also a wonderful drink for overall gut health.
Almond and other nuts
Your hair has a natural tendency of getting dry. To give it all the nutrition, besides oiling, it’s important to eat food that has good oils. Almond and walnuts give your hair a boost of Vitamin E, Omega-3, fatty acids and biotin. Basically, these dry fruits are your one-stop shop for all hair-related problems.
If you are a vegetarian, beans are a fantastic source of plant-based protein. They are also a great source of zinc and minerals. These nutrients play a tremendous role in repairing the hair follicle.
Apart from the wonderful taste, curry leaves have several health benefits. They are a rich source of iron and folic acid. They are known to reverse hair damage and premature aging. Make sure to have curry leaves in form of chutney, or even added to your everyday curries.
Spinach and other leafy green vegetables are extremely nutrient-dense foods. They have several nutrition that are essential for the good health of your hair. Green leafy vegetables contain vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron. Vitamin A in spinach and other leafy vegetables helps the skin glands to produce sebum, the oily substance that moisturizes the scalp naturally.
Seeds are nutrient-dense and that makes them amazing for your hair. Just one teaspoon of mixed seeds will do wonders to your hair. Every seed is rich in vitamins and minerals. It means that by having a spoonful of seeds every day, you can meet your body’s daily nutrition. Sesame seed, flaxseed and pumpkin seed are few great options to get your daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
Pomegranates are highly valued in Ayurveda, due to their elixir-like qualities for body and hair. It has excellent anti-aging properties. Regular consumption of pomegranate controls cholesterol that prevents hair loss and greying. You can have it as a whole food, juice, or even add it in your smoothie or oats.
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This is a list of superfoods that you should include in your daily diet for healthy hair. For starters, you can start with incorporating any two of them and slowly add more. What rituals do you follow for healthy hair? Share with us.