Hair are the most beautiful part of the body. Having beautiful and lustrous hair is a sign of good body health. The body health is maintained due to healthy foods which play a key role in maintaining the luster and smoothness of the hair. Following are the foods which are essential for having healthy and beautiful hair.


They are very important as they help in the building of body tissues, hair. They are a great source of energy. Consuming vegetables provides us with a huge source of carbohydrates. Other sources of carbohydrates are fruits, whole grains and brown rice.


We know hair are made up of proteins, hence proteins are essential for proper growth of hair. The shaft of the hair receives strength from proteins and thus lessens hair fall by snapping and splitting. Lack of protein makes the hair dry, brittle and weak. Chicken, fish, turkey are rich in proteins. Also vegetables which are rich in protein are nuts and legumes etc.


Iron is an extremely important food required for hair in order to prevent them from hair loss as lack of iron causes hair loss. The iron rich foods are read meat, chicken and fish. They provide readily available iron to the body. Vegetables like spinach, lentils, broccoli, kale etc. are a huge source of iron for the body and hence hair.


Vitamin C

Vitamin C provides anti-oxidants to the body. It also helps iron to get absorbed. Various foods rich in vitamin C are  blueberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruit, oranges etc. Collagen is required in order to strengthen the capillaries. This is produced by Vitamin C. The capillaries do the work of supplying hair shafts.


As our body cannot form Omega-3, we have to intake it from our diet.Salmon is a rich source of Omega-3. The other fish that are rich in Omega-3 are herring, sardines, trout, mackerel etc. The other sources of Omega-3 are avocado, seeds of pumpkin, walnuts etc.

Vitamin A

In order to produce sebum, we need vitamin A. Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands and acts a natural conditioner for our hair. Lack of sebum can cause an irritating scalp and also lead to the dryness of hair. Carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes which are rich in beta-carotene are a huge source of vitamin A.

Zinc, Selenium

They are essential for the protection of our scalp. Whole grains, cereals, eggs, beef etc. are a huge source of zinc.

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