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Hair Diet (Must Haves For Healthy Hair)

 

1. Cucumber

 

Cucumbers have not received as much fame as other vegetables in terms of health and hair benefits. Cucumbers contain a unique combination of antioxidants which help our body get rid of free radicals. And the faster we rid these free radicals, the better it is for us. Free radical build up can cause everything from small to big problems, such as wrinkles, greying, hair loss, arthritis, heart conditions and memory loss. 

Cucumbers also have a detoxifying and cleansing action. That’s because of compounds called cucurbitaceae. They help to support our liver and digestive tract so that toxins and waste are eliminated. With the system clean, we are better able to absorb nutrients and nourish our cells and tissues, including hair cells. 

Besides, cucumbers are a great source of silica, an essential mineral for the health of our hair. Silica strengthens and thickens hair and adds a lovely shine to it. 

Even from the ayurvedic point of view, cucumbers are beneficial for the hair. It reduces the excess body heat which is damaging to hair follicles and cause hair loss.

 

2. Flaxseeds

 

Flaxseeds are another superfoods for your hair.

They are the richest vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids called ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid).

These essential fatty acids work as a natural hair conditioner and add lustre and flexibility to hair – so you will have less breakage. They also nourish your hair follicles and moisturise your scalp skin. Dry, flaky scalp is often attributed to lack of omega-3 in the diet.

Flaxseeds contain several B vitamins, and minerals such as copper, manganese, magnesium and selenium.  All help keep hair strong, healthy and, most importantly, you will find far less hairs in the shower.

 

4. Carrot

 

Carrots are known to be good for eyes, but carrots also help keep your hair in tip-top condition. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which has many amazing benefits for your hair.

Firstly, it protects your hair from UV-rays, pollutants and free radicals generated due to stress. Secondly, it helps in the production of sebum or your hair’s natural oils. These natural oils will give you soft, shiny, bouncy hair without any need of hair product.

In addition, a cupful of carrot is an excellent source of biotin, vitamin K, pantothenic acid, B6 and fiber.

5. Mung Beans

 

Mung beans contain plenty of hair nourishing nutrients such as: protein, B vitamins, zinc, iron magnesium, calcium and more. You can call them multivitamin for hair.

Folate, one of the B vitamins, is found in large amounts in these beans. It helps to prevent premature greying and also restores luster and vitality of the hair.

Another important nutrient worth mentioning is zinc. Zinc is vital for cell regeneration (including hair cells), and protein absorption and these function are essential to thick, healthy, shiny hair.

 

6. Almonds

 

Almonds not only taste delicious, they also promote healthy hair.

Almonds are rich in vitamin E. This powerful vitamin nourishes the scalp and gives your hair a strong base to grow. Almonds are a good source of biotin. Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about biotin, which is touted as the important vitamin for healthy hair.

Besides, if you think you are greying too early then eat almonds. They contain catalase, a special enzyme that aids to keep our hair colour pigment intact.

 

7. Amla

 Amla is amazing!! One of our favorite ingredients. It has been used to grow, thick beautiful hair for centuries. Whether you eat it or put its juice in your hair, amla will not disappoint you.

The powerful antioxidants and vitamin C in amla rejuvenate hair follicles and reduce hair loss. Amla may be able to stimulate dormant hair follicles and increase the overall thickness and density of your hair.