We all know that hair is made of dead cells and so; many believe that they do not need nutrition at all. But the irony is that everybody wants his/her hair to be healthy. Following the rules of input & output, we may say that the healthier we eat, the healthier our hair is. A diet comprising of healthy organic foods that contain all the nutrients necessary for a healthy hair growth can do wonders and you won’t even have to buy those costly medicated shampoos, conditioners and other cosmetics made from harsh chemicals, which do more harm than any good to our hair.
The most essential nutrients for a healthy hair are Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, proteins, phosphorus, zinc, anti oxidants and of course, a lot of water. The organic foods that contain these nutrients are as follows;
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Normally, fatty fishes like salmon are considered to be the best source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, but salmons are not safe from the point of view of mercury & lead contamination and wild salmons are seldom available. Then, what to do? You need not be disappointed. You have far better choices than the non vegetarians have. Organic nuts, especially organic almonds, organic walnuts, organic cashew nuts and organic hazel nuts are full of these Omega-3 fatty acids.
Vitamin E: Once again, there are plenty of choices for you. The best known organic sources of Vitamin E are Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Paprika or Red Chilies, Organic Almonds, Organic Pine Nuts, Organic Pea Nuts, Organic Hazel Nuts, Organic Wall Nuts, Organic Cashew Nuts and Organic Wheat Germ.
Vitamin A: We always thought that this vitamin was good for our eyes. But very few people know that vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, is beneficial for our hair too. And in which organic foods is it found? All yellow coloured natural organic foods like Organic Carrots, Organic Sweet Potatoes, Organic Kale, Organic Winter Squash, Organic Yellow Pumpkin, Organic Bell Peppers and Organic Collard Greens are abundant in vitamin A.
Vitamin C: This is yet another powerful antioxidant and it is available abundantly in Organic Guava, Organic Fresh Herbs (Parsley, Thyme), Organic Bell Peppers, Organic Indian Gooseberries, Organic Kiwi Fruit etc., with Organic Chili Peppers topping the list.
Proteins: The best known vegetable sources of natural protein are organic soy products; be it tofu or be it soymilk. Thereafter, we have Organic Mushrooms, Organic Lentils, Organic Nuts and a few protein-rich vegetables like Organic Lettuce, Organic Artichoke etc.; all laden with proteins.
Phosphorus: To put in short, phosphorus does not let your hair fall and thus it is an effective treatment for hair loss. The organic foods that are rich in phosphorus are Organic Wheat Bran or Organic Whole Wheat, Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Nuts, Organic Mushrooms, Organic Parsley, Organic Chives, Organic Potatoes, Organic Celery, Organic Tomatoes and Organic Whole Cereals.
Zinc: Zinc, like phosphorus, plays a significant role in stopping hair fall or hair loss. The rich organic sources of zinc are Organic Wheat Germ, Organic Mushrooms, Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Melon (Watermelon, Pumpkin and Gourds) Seeds, Organic Cocoa, Organic Peanuts and Organic Green Peas etc.
Water: Although often not viewed as a nutrient, water is the most important key to healthy hair. The drier the hair, the worse it is and the better the moisture retention, the healthier is the hair. Drink a lot of water, juices and soups & make sure they are organic, i.e. they do not contain traces of chemicals.