Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tips for Healthy Hair

Just as with any part of your body, your hair will suffer if you do not eat the right foods.Although it is a cliche,you really are what you eat.Poor nutrition will leave hair feeling brittle and undernourished.A healthy diet will help your hair to stay strong and glossy.

These are essential food which you should include in you diet:

1. Essential fatty acids

Salmon,mackerel,tuna and other oily fish are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which play an important role in strengthening skin, nails and hair.Other good sources include nuts-especially walnuts ,almonds and flaxseed oil.

2.Folic acid and B vitamins

In particular, vitamin B6 and B12 are thought to be of importnce to the condition of your hair.Luckily, they are key players in a normal healthy diet,being found in fresh fruit and vegetables.Folic acid is found in beneficial quantities in whole grain and fortified grain products, such as bread and bananas ,spinach and potatoes.As vegetarians and vegans can suffer from deficiencies in the major sources of vit B12, which is found in meat, poultry and dairy products, you may wish to consult a nutritionist about supplements.


Eating fish,chicken,lean meat,eggs and soy products are critical for protein intake, which has a direct effect on the health of your hair.

4.Trace minerals
If your are unsure whether your diet is rich in trace minerals , such as magnesium and zinc, you may wish to consider a daily mineral supplement.Severe deficiencies in magnesium and zinc can lead to coarse, dry and brittle hair.If your hair doesn't suffer from these conditions , you probably have an adequately mineral-rich diet.
Drink plenty of water , which is very good for hydration of your scalp.

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