Sunday, 26 July 2015

10 foods that boost hair growth

A salmon filet on a plate beside green beans, with sliced cherry tomatoes on top
Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12 and iron. Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health.

Collard green leaves
Dark Green Vegetables
Spinach, as well as broccoli and other dark green vegetables, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum, an oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, which is the body’s natural hair conditioner.

Legumes like kidney beans and lentils provide lots of protein to promote hair growth. They also provide ample iron, zinc, and biotin. Biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair. Three or more cups of lentils or beans each week is expert recommended.

Glasses filled with pistachios, almonds and walnuts
Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help conditioning your hair. They also contain zinc, same as cashews and almonds.  Zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding.

A grilled chicken breast and asparagus on a plate
Inadequate or low-quality protein can result in loss of hair colour.

Eggs sitting on a white and red striped cloth
Eggs are one of the best protein sources. They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients.

A series of whole grains
Whole Grains
Whole grains, including whole-wheat bread and fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals are excellent for a hair-healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

Oysters on ice
Apart from being an aphrodisiac, Oysters is also a good source of zinc which is a powerful antioxidant,and can also lead to healthy hair.

An assortment of dairy products on a cutting board and blue gingham tablecloth
Low-Fat Dairy Products
Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, which is an important mineral for hair growth. They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.
A row of carrots
Carrot is an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision.

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