Food Groups That Are A Must For Strong, Healthy Hair

Dr. Puneet Madan    23-09-2021 Consult

Long, healthy and lustrous mane is everyone's dream, but not all can achieve it.

Some people are born with good hair, while few others follow a proper hair care regimen that over period leads to healthy hair. Environmental factor, and lifestyle changes make even good hair to fall.

It is very important to maintain a healthy scalp and the key factor is to pay attention to your diet. Each strand is made up of cells and a protein called keratin and they need to be replenished continuously with essential nutrients for long, stronger hair.

Here are 5 top foods that contribute greatly for healthy hair.

1. Protein Rich Foods
Your hair is made up of protein called keratin, so it is very important to nourish your hair with a good source of protein foods. Proteins are the building blocks of hair follicles, so choose healthy protein sources such as egg, milk, legumes, lean meat, and nuts to be part of your regular regimen for optimal hair growth.

2. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables To Boost Iron
Green leafy vegetables are loaded with a good source of iron which is essential for healthy hair growth. Iron deficiency is one of the prime causes for hair loss. Iron deficiency depletes oxygen and nutrients transport to hair roots and follicles which inhibit the hair growth and makes your stands frail. Include green leafy vegetables like spinach, amaranth, moringa leaves are piled up with nutrients like folate, iron, and vitamins A and C all in your diet for improving hair health.

3. Citrus Fruits
Vitamin C plays a vital role in iron absorption, so it is important to add good source of citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, sweet lime, amla to get your daily dose of vitamin. Vitamin C is also needed for collagen production, that provides nutrients to the hair shafts making it grow fast and strong.

4. Nuts and Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential fats play a crucial role in replenishing and strengthening hair follicles. It is vital to get them from your diet as the body does not produce on its own. Almonds, walnuts, and flaxseeds are super rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, so munch on these nuts to make your hair grow strong and lustrous.

5. Boost Your Vitamin A and E Rich Foods
Vitamin A plays a crucial role in cell growth that help the scalp in the secretion of sebum oil for stronger roots. Adding carrots, papaya, mangoes, and oranges will help to boost your Vitamin A. In addition, Vitamin E is potent in improving blood circulation, maintains oil and pH balance that strengthens the follicles and enhance hair growth. Avocado, sunflower seeds, spinach, peanuts and hazelnuts are good sources of Vitamin E.