Nuts are a huge source of minerals and can aid your body in many ways. One such benefit of eating this food item is for your hair.
Hair is primarily made up of keratin, a protein produced in hair follicles. The daily allowance of protein is a must to enable the growth of new hair in place of one that is shed. Nuts are high in protein and zinc and are great for promoting strong and healthy hair.
Here are some of those nuts you can add to your diet in order to promote hair growth.
- Almond: Almond is an excellent source of biotin (Vitamin B7), also nicknamed as the ‘hair vitamin’. It is essential for breaking down proteins in the diet into amino acids that form keratin. Biotin deficiency can cause hair thinning, dull texture and reduced hair growth.
- Pistachio: Pistachios are a treasure of natural iron which is a must for healthy lustrous hair. More the stored iron more is the available oxygen to nourish hair cells. Pistas also provides proteins, Vitamin E, calcium and magnesium.
- Flaxseed: Flaxseeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. They also promote production and action of hormones affecting hair growth. They provide minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and tons of antioxidants which are mandatory for a healthy heart, skin and healthy hair.
Walnuts, beans, fish, olive oil, and winter squash are equally good options to prevent hair damage. Worry, anxiety, and tension among others can also affect the health of your hair. So, worrying less and being positive is also important for maintaining healthy hair.