Top Foods for Healthy Hair

We all desire for long, strong and shiny hair. And for healthy hair it is important to keep your scalp healthy. Using good quality shampoo and conditioner works to some extent, but it's also critical to pay attention to your diet.

Sources of omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for scalp health. Lack of omega-3s can lead to a dry scalp and dull hair. All the non-vegetarians can opt for salmon. It is a great source of protein, and full of omega-3 fatty acids. Vegetarians can go for plant-based omega-3 fats from one to two tablespoons of ground flaxseed.

All the dark green vegetables are excellent sources of vitamins A and C. These vitamins are needed to produce an oily substance called sebum, which is secreted by hair follicles and can act as a natural hair conditioner.

Beans and lentils are great sources of protein, iron, zinc, and biotin. Biotin deficiency can result in brittle hair. This is rare but consumption of lentils are overall good for our body.

Chicken and eggs are a great source of protein, biotin, and vitamin B-12, which are all important nutrients for healthy hair.

Whole grains, whole-wheat bread and fortified whole grain cereals provide your hair and body with zinc, iron, and B vitamins, which are all important nutrients for healthy hair.

Apart from that, nuts, oysters, low-fat dairy products and carrots can help you get healthy hair.

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