10 foods for healthy hair

10 foods for healthy hair


By Diet ClinicDietitian/Nutritionist

Just like skin reflects your inner health, your hair also gives out the condition of your health. Here are some foods which provide those all-too-necessary nutrients for healthy hair.

1. Salmon:

Salmon, mackerel, sardines are fishes which consist fair amounts of the much-needed omega-3 fatty acids. They play a major role in bringing that shine to your hair.

2. Greek Yogurt:

Vitamin B5 and proteins are present in large amounts in yogurt and both of them help in growing hair, especially in the scalp, by providing better blood circulation.

3. Spinach:

Vitamin A, C, carotene, folate and iron are some of the many nutrients present in spinach, which moisturize your hair and prevent breakage.

4. Guava:

A guava has almost four times the vitamin C than the required amount for your hair. This helps in preventing breakage of hair.

5. Cereal Fortified with Iron:

Soybean, beef, lentils and shellfish have plenty of iron. And a meal combining such foods practically fortify you against hair loss.

6. Chicken and Turkey:

Choose leaner poultry (chicken or turkey) which have lesser saturated fats than beef or pork and makes your hair thicker.

7. Sweet Potatoes:

Beta Carotine in sweet potatoes is converted by the body into Vitamin A, which prevents dry hair.

8. Cinnamon:

Cinnamon is beneficial as it improves blood circulation.

9. Eggs:

Eggs have biotin, which help in hair growth and strengthening brittle fingernails.

10. Oysters:

Oysters have zinc which help in giving fullness to your hair.