7 Foods for Faster Hair Growth
Do you often see hair on your pillow when you get up in the morning ? Does your hair brush get filled with broken hair during combing ? Does shampooing your hair scare you as you see bunch of hairs on your hands ? The answer to these questions comes down to what you eat. Yes, we are what we eat. Diet is as important for hair, as for our body. Healthy hair come from a healthy diet. So here is a list of foods for hair growth.
Protein is the building block of hair. Hair is almost entirely made up of protein. Protein rich foods are the basis for having healthy hair growth. At least 50 grams of protein should be consumed daily to promote hair growth. In breakfast, dairy products, eggs and sprouts can be a good source of protein. In lunch and dinner , one can consume rajma, chhole, soyabean, curd, chicken and fish.
Hair also needs a good amount of Iron to grow. Iron deficiency is a major cause of hair fall in women. Lack of iron leads to hair loss. Spinach and other dark leafy greens are a good source of iron.
3) Vitamin C
Citrus fruits like oranges, sweet lime and lemon are a good source of vitamin C that is necessary for absorption of Iron.
4) Omega-3 fatty acids
You also need to consume nuts and seeds like cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. These provide Omega-3 fatty acids which are essential fatty acids for hair growth.
Whole grains provide biotin which is important in cell proliferation and production of amino acids.
6) Vitamin A
Carrots are a rich source of Vitamin A which is essential for the growth of hair cells and for the production of natural sebum oil that keeps the hair roots healthy by working as a natural conditioner for hair. Sweet potatoes are a rich source of beta carotene , the precursor of Vitamin A.
7) Vitamin E
Avocado is a rich source of Vitamin E. Vitamin E increases the blood circulation to the hair follicle so that it can now produce hair shafts more efficiently and lead to faster hair growth.
We hope that you liked our list of foods for faster hair growth. If your hair fall is less than 50 hair per day, we suggest that a balanced diet rich in protein, iron and vitamins will help you stop the hair fall as well as help hair grow faster. If your hair fall is more than 100 hair per day, you should consult your dermatologist for a proper Anti hair fall treatment. He may prescribe a hair supplement or hair serum necessary to control the hair fall.
Pay attention to your hair. It is the crown that you wear daily !!