8 super foods for healthy shiny hair

Between colouring, straightening and the occasional fast-food binge, we put our hair through a lot. Fortunately, these super foods can help seamlessly revive your hair.

Updated on Apr 24, 2017 03:07 AM IST  |  468.1K

Healthy and shiny hair are the envy of every girl! But what every girl also loves is experimenting with their hairstyles, cut and colour which more than often leaves our hair damaged. Here are some yummy superfoods you can add to your diet to naturally make your hair healthier. 

1. Fish or walnuts and pumpkin seeds - Fights dry hair 

A yummy salmon and sardines or walnuts for the vegetarian is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is vital to building cell membranes in the scalp. These membranes then create the natural oils that stop our hair drying out and encourage healthy hair growth. 

2. Spinach and Kale - Fights hair thinning 

A major reason for hair thinning or hair loss maybe lacks iron in your body. The easiest way to feed your body some iron is gorge on some dark, leafy vegetables. 

3. Nuts and Eggs - Fights premature greying 

 If you're experiencing premature greying then regular and superfoods like nuts and eggs can come to your rescue. These foods have a high quality of Zinc in them. Zinc promotes the renewal of cells, so hello new black hair! 

4. Fresh fruits - blueberries, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries and kiwi- fights split ends - For dullness and breakage. 

Fresh fruits have a rich source of Vitamin C which is another key ingredient for optimal hair health.  Vitamin C is an antioxidant that encourages faster hair growth. A deficiency can create split ends, dullness and breakage. The antioxidants in blueberries protect you from premature ageing, so add half a cup to your yoghurt or cereal every day.

Not only does Vitamin C help improve your hair but it also helps fight off wrinkles as it ups your collagen levels. 

5. Dark Chocolate- For preventing sun damage 

If you keep a secret stash of dark chocolate in your purse, then pass someone because this super ingredient is amazing for your hair. Dark chocolate helps hair stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage.

6. Yoghurt- For stronger hair 

One cup of low-fat yoghurt has more calcium than a cup of fat-free milk, which is great for your hair. Pick yoghurt as your essential midafternoon snack.

7. Mushrooms – For dull hair 

The proteins contained in mushrooms are light and easy to absorb by your digestive system. Try eating a generous serving of mushrooms as often as three times per week for best results.

8. Coconut – For moisturising your hair 

It is a well-known fact that coconut oil is an essential for healthy hair. but even consuming coconut water helps nourish your hair. 

Credits: Pinkvilla

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Apr 22, 2017 07:18 PM
wow whts going on with pv, too many pages on natural food
Apr 21, 2017 12:40 PM
THANKS for this, just came at right time.