There’s no doubt in the fact that everyone wants a good hair. Men wish of hairs that will make girls awestruck while women dream for long, thick and shiny hairs that every man admire. Many studies have concluded that proper diet and supplements can not only stop hair loss but also make hair grow healthier and denser. So why wait? Pick among any of the below mentioned super six foods and let the ‘hair-gain’ game begin.
How does it help – Walnuts aka the brain food is not only packed with healthy fatty acids like omega 3, but it is also a great source of Biotin – a nutrient that strengthens hair and reduces hair loss. Walnuts also contain Vitamin E – deficiency of which may lead to poor hair health.
Try eating walnuts in your breakfast or between meals as a snack.
How does it help – Greeks have been eating this protein-rich yogurt since 500 B.C. (Boy, that’s a lot of time!) and no wonder why almost every Greek statue has a head covered with dense and curly hair. Greek yogurt is loaded with Vitamin B5 which can improve blood flow to your scalp and hence promote hair growth. Moreover, Greek yogurt is among one of the finest non-meat sources of protein and essential amino acids.
Greek yogurt is your ‘anytime’ meal. You can eat it as an early morning breakfast or evening snack.
How does it help – Oats are rich in fiber (highest portion of soluble fibers compared to other grains), Vitamin B1 and Iron. A bowl of cooked oatmeal fulfills your 15% DV of Zinc – a mineral which is essential for the growth of follicles.
Plus, it won’t take more than a couple of minutes to prepare healthy oatmeal for breakfast. Implying, you will never be late to work.
How does it help – You would probably argue that oranges are better off with Vitamin C than guava. But the fact as 100 grams of guava contains 230 mg of Vitamin C while Orange of same serving contains as much as five times less. But why should you care? Well, the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology in its placebo-controlled study found out that oral supplement containing vitamin C may aid hair growth in women with temporary hair thinning.
Adding few slices of guava in breakfast or mid-morning meal can be a good choice.
How does it help – What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear poultry? I guess it is one of these – chicken, fish or eggs. Well, without enough dietary protein your hair growth may suffer. Women should consume at least 46 grams of protein per day while men should aim for 56 grams. Choose among rich protein sources like chicken, fish, lamb, and eggs.
Achieving this daily intake protein value may not be tough when you incorporate whey protein shakes in your diet.
How does it help – Yes, we saved the best for the last. Quite often, studies have concluded that deficiency of minerals like Iron and Vitamins like Vitamin D have led to hair loss and thinning of hair. Spinach, being not only an excellent source of Iron but also contains Vitamins C, B and E and omega-3 fatty acids. Iron from spinach helps red blood cells promote healthy hair growth by helping RBCs to carry oxygen to scalp and hair follicles.
You can add spinach in your salad dish or even go a step further and prepare exclusive spinach salad.