Top 17 Foods for Healthy & Thick Hair

“Your hair represents your Health”

This might sound a bit odd but, indeed it’s a fact. Having healthy and long hair depends on your inside health, as suggested by experts.

The Strong and healthy growth of your hair depends on balanced diet. The nutrients consumed by body strength the hair follicles. Many people have hair-related problems which is due to lack of vital nutrients and proper diet.

To get rid of such problems, you need to add certain foods in your diet. Certain vitamins like Vitamin A,B,C,D and minerals such as, Se, Zn, Folic acid, iron and proteins are required to boost up hair growth.

Also Omega 3 fatty acids, help in keeping your hair hydrated.

Below-mentioned are the foods you need to add in your diet-plan:

  1. Lean Red Meat

    A research study suggests, less iron intake could lead to hair loss and ever balness. Usually women are identified as iron deficient which is visible through thin hair. Lean red meat is a good source of iron.

  2. Wholegrains

    Wholegrains, such as barley, oats, buckwheat, etc. promote hair growth. Wholegrains contain zinc, vitamin B and iron which are good for hair strengthening.

  3. Brown Rice

    Brown rice is another food which contains lot of zinc content. It not only prevents hair loss also, improves the quality of hair.

  4. Legumes and Lentils

    To make your hair scalp healthy, lentils should be consumed as, it contains zinc, protein, iron and biotin. Legumes such as kidney beans, soya beans also help in boosting up hair support and maintenance.

  5. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (Spinach, Broccoli)

    Use dark green leafy vegetables in your daily diet especially, spinach and broccoli. These vegetables are rich in folic acid, vitamin A, C and zinc which enhance hair quality. Spinach contains iron, folate, beta carotene, and vitamin C which circulate oil in the scalp.

  6. Sweet Potatoes

    Consuming sweet potato in your diet boosts thick hair growth. Sweet potatoes contain anti-oxidant beta carotene which gets converted into Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A helps in producing oils to maintain a healthy scalp and also prevent dandruff.

  7. Eggs

    Eggs contain 4 basic minerals – zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. They are beset with biotin, a vitamin B which increases hair growth. They are also a great source of proteins, and help cells in carrying oxygen to the hair follicles. Including eggs in your diet to increase the iron and protein content in your body helps in hair growth.

  8. Carrots

    Carrots contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant which improves thick hair growth. Consuming carrots, makes your scalp healthy and brighten up your dull locks.

  9. Tomatoes

    Adding tomatoes to your diet, prevents hair damage and hair loss as they’re good source of antioxidant and lycopene.

  10. Fruits

    Vitamin C is essential for healthy hair. Fruits like berries, oranges, Indian gooseberries, kiwis, bananas, straw berries nourish your hair follicles.

  11. Greek Yoghurt

    Opting for low-fat foods like Greek yoghurt which is rich in calcium, protein, vitamin B and D helps in providing hair nourishment.

  12. Dark Chocolate

    The most favorite food of individuals is rich in anti-oxidants, iron rich vitamin B. They are important for growing thick healthy hair.

  13. Green Tea

    Consuming green tea is not only good for your hair health but also, washing your hair with green tea fights dandruff and improves the scalp.

  14. Walnuts and Almonds

    Dry fruits like walnuts, almonds are rich source of omega 3, biotin and vitamin E, which is essential for healthy thick hair.

  15. Fish (Indian Mackerel, Salmon, Oysters)

    Consuming fish like, Indian mackerel containing Omega 3 and 6, rejuvenates the scalp, encourage follicles growth and make your hair thick and healthy. Oyster rich in zinc while, salmon contains protein and vitamin D. All these nutrients contribute to preventing hair loss and thick hair growth.

  16. Vegetable Oil

    Along with thick long hair you would also prefer soft and shiny tresses. Consuming peanut, olive, safflower and sunflower oil in your diet can restore the shine in your hair.

  17. Chicken

    Lean chicken is also a good source promoting healthy hair growth. Consume chicken as it is rich in proteins, which is better for thick growth of hair and scalp nourishment.

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