The quality of hair is a reflection of the internal health. Hair that is too brittle, for example suggests a deficiency of protein and biotin — a water soluble B vitamin. If you’re looking to lengthen your tresses quickly, expensive hair treatments at the salon will not work unless you nourish your scalp from the inside. A small change to your diet can work wonders for hair growth if you are careful to include the essential vitamins and nutrients that are responsible for healthy scalp and hair. In this post, we focus on some hair friendly fruits.
Vitamin C plays a vital role in repair and regeneration of body tissues. Most notably, it helps in the production of collagen — a protein that is a part of our skin and hair structure. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants prevent the buildup of free radicals and prevent the ageing of hair. Moreover, Vitamin C also helps in the absorption of non-heme (plant based) iron, which is another vital mineral for strong hair. Berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, currants are extremely rich in Vitamin C and other hair boosting antioxidants. Other fruits that are rich in Vitamin C include tomatoes and citrus fruits.
Just like Vitamin C, Vitamin E too combats oxidative stress in hair follicles because of its antioxidant action. A study published in 2010 revealed that by supplementing a control group’s hair with vitamin E for 8 months increased hair retention by 34.5%. Among fruits, avocados, kiwis and mangoes are good sources of this vitamin.
Iron and folate
Iron is essential for the normal functioning of the whole body and a lack of it may cause serious problems, including severe hair loss, brittleness and loss of shine in the hair. Iron and folate are responsible for the production of red blood cells which are needed to supply hair follicles with other important nutrients. Fruits that are rich in iron and folate include pomegranate, guava, figs, prunes, dried apricots and currants, and citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange and lemons.
Kovai Pazhamudir Nilayam is a leading provider of fresh fruits and vegetables harvested ripe and transported at the peak of their freshness. Besides easily available fruits, rare and exotic fruits can also be found at our stores or online at http://www.kovaipazhamudir.com