Monday, December 28, 2009

Food For Hair

We see thousands of advertisements daily recommending oils, shampoos, conditioner and various add ones like mousse (which I always thought was only something to eat and drool over), serum and what not. But the truth has always remained simple- 'What is inside is what is reflected outside'

Read on for the 6 top foods that should be the foundation of your healthy hair diet for those Rapunzel tresses:
1. Fish:
When it comes to foods that pack a beauty punch, it's hard to beat fish. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, this high-quality protein source is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron.
Essential omega 3 fatty acids help maintain scalp health.
Vegetarian???include a teaspone of flaxseeds in your diet.
Legumes and pulses are great for hair not just because they have proteins, which promote hair growth, but also because the contain nutrients like iron and biotin. biotin deficiency although rare, leads to brittle hair.
3.Dark Gren leafy vegetables:
Yes the most dreaded food group by the majority. But when it comes to your hair this is one group you should not neglect.Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner.
Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a terrific source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding, so make sure nuts are a regular on your healthy hair menu.
People will go nuts over your hair!
5.Milk and milk products:
excellent source of protein and calcium which promotes hair growth. But keep the milk low fat; after all we don't want great hair on a football!
Something to be happy about. protein protein and protein!Chicken is an excellent source of protein, so great for your hair.Poultry also provides iron with a high degree of bioavailability, meaning your body can easily reap its benefits.
So remeber the secret to healthy locks might just be locked in your fridge.

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