Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Best 5 Foods for Healthy Hair

Posted by Glam curry at 23:26
Using external products for hair like shampoo, conditioner, and scalp cleaner offers healthy and shining to hair. But you should also provide more importance for adding balanced diet that containing hair-friendly nutrients. Proteins and minerals play a vital role in keeping the hair and scalp healthy.

Top 5 Foods for Healthy Hair

Whole Grains
Whole grains are rich source of nutrients and fibers that are good for digestive system, lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, contain lot of antioxidants and keep chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, obesity and constipation at bay. Once your inner organs are healthier, then obviously it stimulates a strong and healthy hair.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient which is full of collagen, a protein required for the development and maintenance of hair follicles, blood vessels, cartilage and scar tissue. Vegetables and fruits like green leafy vegetables, oranges, lemons, pineapple, papayas, strawberries, guava etc are great sources of vitamin C.

Brown Rice
It’s rich in proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, vitamins and gives your hair the shine that you always wanted. Controls blood sugar & cholesterol and it’s beneficial for stomach, intestinal ulcers and diarrhea. It is an easily digested starch food. Also, it supplies important nutrient for the hair, teeth, nails, muscles and bones.

Dals are widely accepted as rich source of proteins, fiber, minerals like potassium & magnesium and low in fat. A ½ cup of dal can easily provide most of the 6 gm protein that vegetarians need, along with iron.

Calcium-Rich Foods
Calcium rich foods are the key nutrients for maintaining the hair health and an essential dietary mineral for healthy bones and strong teeth. Dairy products, grains are excellent sources of calcium. It makes your hair shine & healthy.


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