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Last week, we discussed fruits that should be consumed daily TO MAINTAIN CONSTANT AND HEALTHY HAIR GROWTH.
This week however, I promised to tell us what foods to eat that will also help with our hair maintenance and here goes…
There are a lot of foods that encourages hair growth by helping our bodies with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Improving one’s diet will not only benefit your body but will also encourage hair growth and boost the health of the hair.
A balanced diet that has a combination of protein and iron can make the difference!
- Soya Bean
Proteins rich for hair growth is compulsory. Soya beans have 40% proteins and good fats that are needed for hair growth. The oil gotten from the seeds of soya can be used as oil that helps add strength and nutrition to the scalp. This helps to give birth to new hair growth successfully.
Soyabean is easily available and is loaded with vitamins as well as protein.
Low fat dairy products are overflowing in essential proteins and calcium. They are a solid foundation for hair growth. Milk is also a major source of calcium and iron. These nutrients are proper hair growth food.
The amount of these nutrient not only reflects on our hair but on our health too… an added advantage!
It helps to control hair loss and promotes hair growth. If a healthy and shinning hair is what you want, then you need to add this to your diet.
Oats are highly important to maintain the natural colour of the hair. Oats helps in creating naturally occurring dark pigments found in skin and hair known as melanin.
It can prevent hair loss as well.
Oats contain minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron that boosts hair growth.
Poultry, especially chicken, has very high content of protein. Including zinc, iron, and Vitamin B that helps to keep the hair strands thick and strong.
Hair is almost all protein, so foods rich in protein gives you a great foundation for your hair.
Eggs contain a lot of Vitamin B 12 and proteins that makes way deep into the root and hair follicles to repair and nurture the hair.
Hair is mainly made up of protein and keratin, so diets rich in protein is the fastest way to encourage hair growth and to prevent hair loss.
Eggs are not just loaded with protein, they are also loaded with four important minerals namely: zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Iron is important because it helps to carry oxygen to the hair follicles. Iron deficiency is a major cause for hair loss.
Eggs are not only a great source of biotin and sulfur that helps to produce keratin and prevent hair loss, Eggs also help to maintain a healthy nervous system.
- Red Meat
Red meat is one of the most helpful foods for preventing hair loss. It is a great source of iron. Iron gets absorbed easily which helps keep the hair follicle in good health.
Iron allows other nutrients to get absorbed easily by the hair follicles. It contains sulfur which promotes new hair growth by increasing blood circulation.
The Liver also contains a high amount of vitamin A and vitamin B3 which enhances circulation in the scalp.
Shrimp is a very high protein source and also contains vitamin B12, iron and zinc. These vitamins help to prevent hair breakage.
- Green Vegetables
Green vegetables are a great source of vitamin A and C and have a large amount of iron and selenium.
These vitamins help in production of sebum, which conditions the hair and promotes hair growth.
Green vegetables do more than promote good hair.
If possible, eat spinach raw. The iron, Vitamin C and other nutrients in spinach helps keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.
Tomatoes is good for nourishing the hair and promotes shiny and healthy hair because it is rich in lycopene. Lycopene is an essential antioxidant which helps maintain the collagen on the body.
- Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which are body transforms into Vitamin A. It hlps to protect and produce oil on the scalp.
Lack of Vitamin A can leave our scalp itchy and lead to dandruff.
This list will never be complete without water. Water will hydrate the scalp and ensure good circulation of blood, helping the vital nutrients find their way to your hair.
Hope this information is helpful to you… Stay tuned for next week’s discussion. As we will be discussing…
NOW YOU CAN CARRY YOUR HAIR WITH CONFIDENCE!