Food For Thought… and Your Hair?
Your secret to gorgeous hair is not only in your vanity draw, but can be easily found in your kitchen cabinets. Ladies, eat your way to better hair by incorporating these 8 superfoods into your daily diet.
Not only are these babies incredibly enjoyably, but also packed with high levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as food for small blood vessels which help provide blood circulation to the scalp. The higher the circulation, the faster the hair growth. Gooseberries, strawberries and raspberries contain vitamin B, which strengthens hair strands and reduces greying. Girls, put down the margaritas and make more conscious decisions, why not have a berry smoothie instead?
#2 Amla Berries
Alternatively known as Indian gooseberries, the tannins and vitamin c rich fruit works as an age reversal formula by reducing greying. The Ayurveda superfood is also known to solve problems pertaining to hair odor, split ends, hair fall and dandruff. You could add frozen Amla into your smoothies, make an oil-free Amla pickle or simple have it in capsule form.
#3 Green Vegetables
There is only one rule when it comes to green vegetables- the darker the better. Our body absorbs the vitamins and minerals found in green vegetables like a nutrition sponge. These antioxidant-rich disease fighters help remove harmful toxins from the blood and generate nourishing scalp oils and contain rich antioxidants. This superfood is known to hydrate, strengthen and thicken your hair.
Referred as natures butter, avocados creamy constancy is not only topped on toast, but is also widely used in hair masks and conditioners. Avocados are rich in vitamin B and E, which nourish the scalp and strengthen hair follicles. If you’re hair feels like a giant frizz ball, avocados may be the perfect remedy! Simply add them to your smoothies or make your own DIY avocado hair mask.
Think of eggs as hair-strengthening vitamin bombs that are rich in biotin. The potent levels of vitamin A, E, D and B12 in eggs are an effective answer for all your hair woes. The moisture rich amino acids provide shine to your hair, making it the ideal hair supplement. Ladies, do not shy away from the delicious egg yolks! They may have a bad rep, but their nutrients work as a powerful sun protector. High levels of Sulphur in egg yolks also help prevent dandruff and itchy scalp.
#6 Greek Yogurt
We’ve all wished that one could simply wave their magic wand and achieve beautiful hair. There may be no shortcuts, but incorporating hair building foods like Greek-yogurt in your daily diet helps attain fuller, thicker hair. Greek yogurt is rich in vitamin B5, allowing improved blood-circulation in the scalp. Let’s face it ladies, plain Greek yogurt may not be something to call home about. But, dress it up with some whole-grain, low-sugar granola and your choice of fruit and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat!
Along with its warm fragrance and its sweet-spicy taste, cinnamon does an excellent job at stimulating, detoxifying and exfoliating the scalp. Remember, a clean scalp equals to a healthy scalp, which in turn leads to a healthy head of hair. The good news is cinnamon can easily be used in curries, desserts and teas.
Papaya, often termed as “the fruit of the angels” has an incredibly rich taste with a butter like consistency. It also works miracles for the hair in terms preventing hair thinning, treating oily scalp, fighting dandruff and working as a natural conditioner. Give your hair the love it needs by ditching the chemically loaded hair masks and use mashed papaya instead when feel like indulging in some TLC.
Are you worried about your hair thinning, getting dull or losing luster? Ladies, do not go nuts worrying about your hair woes. You can salvage your crowning glory by eating a handful of nuts every day. Almonds are rich in biotin (commonly found in hair vitamins) that help absorb protein. Pistachios (aka “Pistas”) have incredibly high levels of ferritin, which directly effects iron levels. So my beauties, the next time you indulge in the badam barfi, fret no more!
Blog Author: Mansi Deshmukh