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Long lustrous locks need care, nourishment and proper diet. If you want to hair long beautiful hair then your body needs to be healthy and well nourished. The average person has around 100,000 strands of hair on their head and the average rate of growth is a mere one-half of an inch per month. Thus growing your hair will take time but there are a few things that can maximize the potential of your hair growing cycle.

The right vitamins and minerals play a major role in keeping your hair healthy. Any nutritional deficiencies can lead to thinning hair or even total baldness. It is a well known fact that an under active thyroid can result in frizzy or brittle hair while an overactive thyroid turn hair greasy and limp. If you are having any health problems or suffering from any nutritional deficiencies, your hair may stop growing or show damage.

Nutrition For Your Hair :

For proper hair growth your hair needs a balanced percentage of amino acids and B-vitamins. It has been found that certain minerals including magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc are also very important toward maintaining healthy hair. Beta-carotene is also important to hair growth. Beta-carotene is found in green and yellow vegetables and fruits.

Protein is the most important ingredient for promoting hair growth since hair is basically 98 Percent Protein. Thus a diet that is too low in protein may cause thinning in hair or retardation in the growth cycle. Nutritionists advise healthy hair seekers to eat well-balanced diets that incorporate healthy proteins along with foods high in vitamin B, C, E, A and K.

For healthy and strong hair your body requires two essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, that are not produced naturally by the human body. Vegetables and fruits are also essential for beautiful long hair. Consuming foods rich in copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and other natural food elements is also helpful. Raw nuts, seed and grains are the safest foods to select for maintaining and growing healthy hair. They furnish hormones, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, many of which are not contained in cooked and processed foods.

Drink eight to ten glasses of water a day. Water helps cleanse your body of chemical wastes, pollutants, toxins and other impurities. When you keep yourself well hydrated and clear of toxins, your live is free to help process all the proper nutrients that your body needs.

Essential NutritionCommon Food Source
Meats, fish, eggs, cheese, seeds and nuts.
 Vitamin B
Green vegetables, beans, sunflower seeds, raw wheat germ, brewers yeast, liver, nuts and peas.
 Vitamin c
Brussel sprouts, red peppers, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumbers, oranges, lemons, limes, melons and berries
 Vitamin A
Carrot, sweet potatoes, squash, broccoli and apricots.
 Vitamin E
Avocados, rice bran, nuts, dark green vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
 Vitamin K
Seafood, dairy foods, figs, brewer yeast, asparagus, broccoli, lettuce, brussel sprouts, cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, oatmeal, rye, soybeans, liver, wheat and yogurt.
Dairy products, meat, fish, fruits, nuts, brewer's yeast, whole grains and green-leafy vegetables.
Eggs, fish, liver, oysters, meat, poultry, whole grains, green leafy vegetables and molasses.
Bananas, dairy, fish, meat, poultry, molasses, oranges and Tortula yeast.
Cold-water fish, dark-green vegetables, hemp oil and pumpkin seed oil.
Safflower oil, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, corn, pumpkin seeds, kidney beans, soybeans, and evening primrose oil.

Which Food Do I Avoid?

In order to have long beautiful hair and in order to enhance the growth of your hair it is very important not only to eat good healthy food but also to avoid food that is harmful for your body. Eating dead foods can lead to lifeless hair. Thus avoid the following foods.

Sugar, ice-cream and too much chocolate.
Soft drinks
Fatty and oily foods
Caffeine, alcohol and nicotine


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