Five Foods For Healthy and Shiny Hair
Sweet Potato: rich in beta-carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A. lack of Vitamin A in the diet can cause dry, brittle hair. Large doses equally cause hair loss and to avoid overdose, you are advised to get your supply from natural sources rather than from food supplements. Other sources of beta carotene are carrots, pumpkin and apricots.
Sea Food: Rich in Zinc. Zinc deficiency can cause dry, brittle hair, a dry flaky scalp and dandruff. Zinc is also present in meat and whole grain cereals.
Red Meat: Rich in iron. Lack of iron can cause abnormal hair loss and thinning of hair. Whole grain cereals, fortified cereals, egg yolks, beans, pulses and dark green leafy vegetables are good sources of iron.
Oil-rich fish: Fish like Mackerel contain Omega 3-fatty acids which help in keeping the scalp in good condition. Lack of essential fatty acids can cause hair to become lifeless.
Yeast Extracts: Rich in B Vitamins which help to strengthen hair. Other good sources of B Vitamins are wholegrain cereals and dark green leafy vegetables.
Caution: Pregnant women are advised to eat Tuna and some other sea foods in moderation because of the presence of high levels of mercury and effect on the fetus.