Healthy and lustrous hair is what all desire and it can be achieved only through proper diet. Whatever you apply on your hair has only temporary results, if you want your hair to be naturally strong and damage-free, you need to check what you eat. Foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, etc. Make your hair naturally long, thick and strong. Here are some diet tips for long and healthy hair:
HAVE RED MEAT, BUT IN MODERATION
People with iron deficiency suffer from anaemia. Anaemic people often have thin hair which is related to deficiency of iron. Red meat is high in iron and proteins that make hair thicker and stronger. Always have red meat in moderation as it also contains saturated fats that can lead to heart problems. More: Foods for healthy hair, skin and nails >>
Keratin is a protein that makes most of the part of your hair. To make this tough protein-keratin for long and strong hair, your body needs lots of protein. Poultry is a rich source of proteins specifically chicken. Have it boiled, steamed, roasted or in form of soups etc.
HAVE FOODS RICH IN BIOTIN
Because our bodies make their own biotin in the intestines, and it is plentiful in many common foods, deficiency is very rare. But in those few cases in which people are very ill and don’t have use of their intestines, biotin deficiency causes hair loss. So yes, biotin is important for hair health, but it the best consumed in natural food forms. Rich natural sources of biotin are eggs, peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, salmon, avocados, and low-fat cheese. More: Essential nutrients for healthy hair >>
INCREASE YOUR IRON INTAKE
You can increase your iron intake by eating dark green vegetables, whole grains, garden cress seeds or by adding iron supplements under supervision. Without enough iron, hair and its follicles are starved of oxygen, so add enough iron in your diet.
HAVE HEALTHY FATS
Fish rich in essential fats- omega-3 fatty acids are very beneficial for maintaining elasticity of your skin and healthy and strong hair. Omega-3 fatty acids are important fats our body cannot make itself, and therefore must be obtained through our diet. Salmon fish is the richest source of omega-3 fatty acid while there are other veg sources too like avocado, pumpkin seeds etc.
DRINK MORE WATER
Water is essential for your health. We all know water is good for skin, the same applies for hair. Moisture is what keeps hair healthy and in top condition. Water is a medium that helps to eliminate all toxins, chemical wastes and other pollutants from the body, keeping your health in top condition including good skin and hair.
Almond makes your hair to grow thicker and faster as it contain high biotin. For best result eat one cup of almonds daily as it contains nearly 1/3 of your daily requirements. Eat for one or two months and see the best result on your hairs. More: Top 10 foods for healthy hair growth.