Diet for Healthy Shiny Hair

If you are looking to improve the quality of your hair or give it a better texture, it is essential that you consume the following food products

 

1.   Salmon

 

Salmon contains the following nutrients
  1. Omega-3 fatty acids

  2. Vitamin B-12

  3. Iron

These nutrients lead to an improved health of your scalp. On the other hand, if one does not consume these nutrients, one may suffer from a dry scalp which will lead to dryer hair. Hence, the natural sheen will be taken away.

 

Vegetarians can opt for ground flaxseed in order to consume these nutrients.

 



2.   Dark green vegetables

 

Dark green vegetables provide the following nutrients

  1. Vitamin A

  2. Vitamin B

  3. Iron

  4. Calcium

Consuming spinach, Swiss chard and broccoli which holds vitamin A and vitamin C allows the production of sebum in your body. Hair follicles produce this substance and it is a necessity for naturally soft and shiny hair.

 

3.   Beans


Beans must be consumed if one wants to have healthy hair. Lentils and kidney beans which fall under the category of legumes must be consumed on a regular basis. The protein provided by these food products will lead to an increased rate of hair growth. In addition to this, beans are also an excellent source of iron, biotin and zinc. One can suffer from dry, breakable hair if one’s daily diet does not include enough biotin.


For ideal results, one must consume at least four cups of beans on a weekly basis.



4.   Nuts



If you want voluminous, shiny hair, you must include nuts into your daily diet. Brazil nuts provide selenium which keeps your scalp healthy.


Walnuts, on the other hand, provide nutrients such as omega-3-fatty acid and alpha-linolentic acid. The Omega-3-fatty acid makes your hair naturally soft and shiny. They also provide zinc. Cashews, almonds and pecans are also excellent sources of zinc. Zinc deficiency can cause hair loss.


5.   Poultry


Poultry such as chickens and turkeys are an excellent source of high protein which will allow you to have thick, shiny hair. Protein deficiency can lead to breakable hair. A severe deficiency may lead to the color of your hair fading permanently. Poultry is also a good source of iron.



6.   Eggs


Eggs provide high quality proteins that allow you to have shiny, thick hair. They also provide vitamin B-12 and biotin which allows your hair to retain its natural oils and make it healthier and more manageable. It provides natural conditioning and improves the texture of your hair. A large number of people like to include carrots into their diet by snacking on them or including them in their dinner salads.



7.   Whole Grains


Whole wheat bread and whole grain cereals contain zinc, vitamins and iron which allow you to have healthy, shiny and thick hair. It also allows your hair to retain its natural oils and make it healthier and more manageable.


8.   Oysters


Oysters are an excellent source of zinc. Zinc is not only an antioxidant. Zinc deficiency can cause hair loss. Zinc also makes your hair thicker and more manageable. Zinc makes sure that your scalp gets enough nutrients and keeps your hair healthy and thick.


9.   Dairy products that are low fat

 

Yogurt and skim milk are low fat dairy products that contain calcium. This nutrient will allow your hair to grow at a faster pace. These low fat diary products also provide casein and whey. These are high in protein which will your hair thick, shiny and more manageable. For added benefits, you can also add walnuts and ground flaxseeds as these contain omega-3-fatty acids and are also high in zinc.


10.   Carrots

 

Carrots are not only good from the point of view that they lead to improved vision, but they also contain Vitamin A which leads to a healthier scalp. If your scalp is not healthy, your hair will be dryer. Therefore, it will break more and lead to excessive hair loss.


If your scalp is healthy, it will also produce sebum at a normal rate which will make your hair naturally shiny and healthy. It provides natural conditioning and improves the texture of your hair. A large number of people like to include carrots into their diet by snacking on them or including them in their dinner salads


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goood very good
by ricky     19-Feb-2012

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