Hair is continuously growing and being replaced and the follicles are constantly creating new hair from nutrients in the body.

The foods people eat affect how their hair grows and its quality. Certain proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals are especially important for strong, healthy hair.

  • As hair is mainly made up of proteins, a protein diet that includes meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, soybean, etc. is helpful.
  • Good iron intake will ensure an adequate supply of oxygen to hair and help promote good hair growth. So, iron-rich foods, such as green leafy vegetables, dates, etc. should be included in your diet.
  • Diet should include a good source of folic acid and vitamin B12, such as Eggs, Soya, Walnuts, and chickpeas. Vit B12 deficiency commonly seen in vegeterians.
  • Vitamin E rich foods include green leafy vegetables, nuts, grains, vegetable oils, etc. So, add these vitamin E food sources to your diet.
  • Along with the proper diet, hydration is equally important to ensure a good supply of nutrients to the hair follicles. So, an adequate intake of water is also important.
  • Recently lot of patients with hair loss and Baldness are found to be having vit D deficiency. So regular sun exposure is must to have healthy hair.