Top foods to eat for long, shiny healthy hair

Written by FDM

Whether you wish to take care of your body, to restore your hair or to prevent its loss, all excuses are welcome to opt for a healthy diet. Healthy hair is all about eating right!

Women go to great lengths to maintain a healthy and shiny mane, and spend lots of money on spa and salon treatments. However, expensive shampoos, conditioners and other hair products can only take you so far. They can ensure that your hair looks shiny, stays straight, even remove the frizz or the oil maybe, but they cannot ensure that your hair is internally healthy and thick. For that, you have to watch what you eat and make adjustments in your diet.

The scalp needs nutrients in good doses to ensure the health and growth of the hair. In some cases, hair loss (called alopecia) may be due to nutritional deficiencies. Take note however that it is normal to lose between 50 and 100 hair per day … Make provision of the foods listed below that can help you get a healthy, shiny mane:

#1. Carrots and Sweet Potato

Vegetables like carrots, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and broccoli are rich in a compound called the Beta-Carotene, which keeps the hair cells healthy. Foods rich in Beta carotene also prevent dryness of scalp by keeping them naturally moist and healthy.

#2. Milk and Eggs

Hair is mostly made of proteins, and hence it’s only natural that protein rich foods should be included in the diet to enhance hair health. Eggs and milk are the most abundant sources of proteins and are essential for promoting hair growth.

#3. Fatty Fish like Salmon

Fatty fish like salmon and tuna are full of Omega 3 fatty acids, which helps in making your hair stronger, preventing hair breakage (good bye split ends!).

#4. Oysters

Oysters are rich sources of zinc, which is responsible for synthesizing proteins similar to the ones contained in hair and nails. It also helps in the regulation of androgens, which are hormones related to hair loss.

#5. Foods high in silicon
Silicon is a trace mineral which increases circulation to the scalp. The mineral has been shown to reduce hair and nail brittleness, when consumed at the rate of 10 milligram per day. Great source of Silicon can be found in Soybeans, Oat, and Brown rice