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Diet for Healthy Hair

Masters In Dietetics & Food Service Management, B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition, Reebok Instructor Course
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai  •  11 years experience
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The right diet for healthy hair

Hey friends, this is Neha Chandna and you are watching NC Tv. And today I'm going to talk about a very important part of our body, that is our hair, which is such a close reflection to our personality.

Hair and self esteem have such a correlation that people actualy get into depression when they lose their hair quality or texture. Hair industry is a billion dollar one and the market is flooded with shampoos, conditioners, gels, creams and you name it. But yet, after investing into these products also we don't see a noticable change in our hair quality. That's because it's not about the external, it's totally about what is internal. And our body works on a very very basic logic. The nutrients that you get into your body first gets distributed to the vital organs, that's your heart, kidney, liver, lungs etc which are needed for survival. And then the reamaining nutrients get to your hair, nails and skin which are not so neccessary for survival.

Or really is it? I'm sure though they are not needed for survival but they are a very important part of our beauty aspect, and anything that goes wrong with that really makes us upset, doesn't it? So, a poor nutrient intake equals to bad hair. So today I'm going to tell you my top my foods which I eat in my day to day life to make sure my hair can sustain all the drama, pollution and stress the poor things have to go through.

The first on my list are my greens. Now you can use spinach, coriander, mint, kale, broccoli, whatever you like. Greens are so rich in vitamin A that they keep the cells of your scalp intact and healthy. They are also so rich in iron, and iron is so important for your blood which supplies nutriennts to your hair. So I make sure I add my greens to my juices, my salads or in my food. The next on my list are my mix seeds which I showed you in my Ramaya video and tese are sunflower, pumpkin, chia etc. They are a power house of omega 3 fatty acids which make your hair very supple and soft and unimaginably beautiful. They also have zinc which boosts your hair growth and vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant and safeguards your hair from all the damage.

The third on my list is a kiwi and I eat one kiwi everyday because it's so rich in vitamin C and vitamin C is very important for your collagen formation. Collagen is a protein which helps to bind your cells together just like cement binds the bridge together. So of course when your cells are strong, your hairs are strong. Vitamin C also helps to absorb your iron well. The fourth on the list are almonds and we all know how important almonds are for your body. I eat 10-15 almonds everyday because they are very rich in biotin which is a hair vitamin. And they are very richin protein, vitamin, omega 3 , iron and all of these adds super lustre to your hair. And last but not the least is my coconut water.

And I make sure to have this 4-5 times a week because it naturally hydrates and moisturises my hair. It adds a lot of lustre because it has potassium, magnesium, manganese and a host of minerals which also strengthens the hair and improves blood circulation. Did you know that coconut water also has cytokines which is a plant hormone which minimises ageing of the cells and amnages your blood PH level. So all in all it just makes your hair beautiful, smooth and shiny. So friends if you want strong, beautiful, lustrous hair make sure you eat natural food as much as possible and avoid applying all the heat and chemicals which ruin your hair.

And if you liked this video, as always give it a big thumbs up, share it with your friends, subscribe to my channel and let me know if you want more information about hair in the comments below. Till then stay healthy and positive and love your hair.

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