Our hair needs enough nutrition in order to stay healthy. It’s actually harder than it looks to eat for your hair. Just like your body, your hair will benefit from a balanced meal. The recommended food pyramid states that we should consume grains and starches the most, followed by fruits and vegetables, as well as smaller portions of seafood, meat, and fats.
These are among the most beneficial types of food to eat for healthy hair:
Salmon and Other Oily Fish
Salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as well as other fish like mackerel and herring. These types of fish have been shown to increase hair thickness and make hair grow stronger, with less breakage and split ends. Fish are also a good source of amino acids, which are the basic building blocks of hair.
Hair is made of a hard type of protein called keratin which is also the protein used to make your nails. The basic building blocks of keratin are omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids. Amino acids can be found in abundance in eggs. Eggs are a very healthy, low-fat source of amino acids and protein as compared to red meat like pork and mutton.
Spinach and Other Leafy Greens
Spinach is rich in Vitamin A, which is the vitamin that helps your scalp produce sebum. This is the substance that keeps your hair moist and silky. Apart from Vitamin A, it also has folate, iron and Vitamin C that are all essential for a good head of hair.
Having healthy hair doesn’t just involve using the right shampoo or hair-care products. What you eat in the long term is very important too. Avoid practices like consuming too much alcohol or smoking as this may lead to poor hair health in the long run.
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