Did you know that there is an all-time best Navratri diet that is good for hair health too? Dt. Shikha Mahajan, Holistic Nutritionist & Founder-Diet Podium, tells you more.
Hair that is both beautiful and safe is the result of a variety of factors like great genetics, a great haircare routine, great weather, and water, innovative hair products, and an incredible diet. Some people are born with beautiful hair, while others develop a good haircare routine over time, resulting in beautiful hair.
Many a time, hair loses its health as a result of environmental conditions or lifestyle changes. While daily oiling or deep conditioning will improve the texture of your hair, it is what you put into your body that will have the most impact. That is why the Navratri eating rule of avoiding processed foods, meats, going gluten free (no grains), salt free or low salt, and having lots of fruits and vegetables helps our bodies buff up the immunity and also give it a much-needed period of rest and rejuvenation.
A few of these are:
- Biotin: A B vitamin that helps hair develop and strengthen
- Vitamin D: It may help stimulate hair follicles that have become dormant
- Vitamin E: Its strong antioxidant activity helps to minimise oxidative stress in the scalp, which is considered to be associated with alopecia
- Iron: Iron deficiency has been related to hair loss
- Omega-3 fatty acids: Their anti-inflammatory effects can mitigate any inflammation that is causing hair shedding.
There are also target hair problems that need specific foods and care to be resolved. The foods mentioned below will assist you with such issues.
Guava: Vitamin C is the solution to hair breakage. It keeps the hair tight and prevents it from splitting. The vitamin C content of guava is high, with 377 mg per cup! The ideal solution to your hair problem.
Sweet potatoes: The beta-carotene content of sweet potatoes is high (responsible for the production of vitamin A). Vitamin A-rich foods aid in the development of sebum, an oily material that results in shiny locks that don’t dry out and are full of life. When it comes to fighting dry and dull hair, nothing beats sweet potatoes.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon improves blood circulation, which provides enough oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles. So sprinkle some cinnamon onto your oatmeal, porridge, or coffee. The possibilities are infinite.
Carrots: Beta-carotene, when converted to vitamin A, protects against dry, brittle hair and promotes the production of sebum by the glands in your scalp. So, where do you look for the lock elixir? Carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes are among the best orange-coloured fruits and vegetables to eat.
Walnuts: Hair changes like loss of scalp hair and eyebrows, as well as a lightening of hair, can be caused by a lack of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid. Eat foods high in linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids, such as walnuts, to prevent all of this from happening to you or your hair.