We have shampoos and
conditioners, we have tea and beer rinses and other kinds of stuff to choose
from when it comes to hair care. But as everyone knows,
it is the oil important diet which matters when we talk about healthy hair. Yes! What you consume does determine the health of your hair. A poor
diet will result in a poor health of hair with almost all of your hair missing. Hair needs good care because it is, in a way, neglected by the body. Not being
as important as the heart, lungs, kidney etc.-it gets a meager share of
nutrients drawn from the blood, after all the vital organs have finished
Hair is made up of a
protein named keratin and therefore, need protein for growth.
Diets Needed to Keep Hair
Certain foods have ample
amounts of proteins, vitamins and trace minerals which nurture your hair
adequately. Let us take a look at some of them.
boon for the hair. It
is complete food in itself and comes well shocked with proteins vitamins
and minerals. The elements, vital for healthy hair growth present in eggs
are: Amino acid, along with large quantities of vitamins A (for growth and vitality) and
vitamin B-2, D and E; and
miss out on this precious
liquid that keeps the body, mind and hair in a fit condition. Milk and
milk products that are beneficial for the hair are: Pure ‘ghee’, curd, cheese and
cream. They contain vitamins A (which also protect the body and
it’s organs from infection), sulphur, zinc (another trace element vital
for hair growth) and vitamin B-2, a complete protein with built-in extra
vitamins and minerals. Yogurt (doi) has lactic
acid and passes vital nutrients and proteins. It has large amounts of
bacteria which neutralizes the ill effects-such as hair fall-of
Now we all know why our
mothers told us to finish all off the greens on our plates. Greens are
full of goodness, that helps the hair enormously. Vitamin A (again) is
present in spinach, lettuce beet, carrots and tomatoes. Vitamin B-2 is
found in green vegetables and tomatoes. Dark green vegetables such as
spinach also have Vitamin B-9 or folic acid, which prevents graying.
Other foods with vitamin
B-2 are almonds, nuts, citrus fruits and wheat, germ.
Vitamin A is also present in mangoes, papayas, apricots, peaches, almonds and dry fruits.
Sulphur is present in liver, whole grain and nuts. B-9 or folic acid is
present in mushrooms nuts and liver.
Now on to things which we must avoid
if we want to maintain healthy hair.
Run for your life when you see oily and greasy stuff. Say ‘no’to junk foods, hamburgers, frankfurters, pastries and such like devilish delights. The grease, fat
and sugar can only do
harm, no good. Because of the junk food, our body accumulates toxins which react adversely, hurting our system.
Aerated drinks, food, have the same effect. Toxins lead to ill health,
which , naturally will not help the hair. Have lots of milk and fresh fruits, preferably citrus. Also, with the advice of a doctor, skip two
meals a day once a week and eat only fruits, which will cleanse your
system and eliminate the toxin from your body.