If you’re experiencing premature greying of hair, you can blatantly put the blame on pollution, chemical-laden products, and stress. Of course, there is another culprit, and that is nutritional deficiency. But worry not, because we have celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija in the house to share some nutritional hacks that can help you deal with your troubled tresses.
In her Instagram post, Pooja explains that your tresses are the last to receive the nutrition they need, and that’s why they bear the brunt. Therefore, it is even more important to add certain nutrients to your body, in order to boost the nutrition quotient of your scalp.
“Your hair goes through a natural cycle of dying and then being regenerated. As your hair follicles age, they produce less color. This results in less melanin and pigmentation in the hair, which then appears to be grey or white.
While greying can be a sign of aging gracefully, but for many, premature greying can be stressful. Although including B12, zinc, copper, and vitamin C are helpful, Pooja emphasises on the importance of vitamin B5, and shares how it has helped her clients.”
There is nothing better than noshing on natural nutrients sources. For one, they won’t cause side-effects and two, they will help in other bodily functions. We would like to suggest to you some nutrient-rich foods that will help you in a big way!
1. Vitamin B12: Eggs, fish, cheese, milk, yogurt, soy, meat, crab, fortified cereals, and tofu.
2. Zinc: Red meat, legumes (chickpeas, lentils and beans), pumpkin and sesame seeds, nuts (pine nuts, peanuts, cashews and almonds), cheddar cheese, eggs, whole grain (wheat, quinoa, rice and oats), and dark chocolate.
3. Copper: Almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, lobster, spinach, dark chocolate, sweet potato, tofu, chickpeas, salmon, avocado, quinoa, and buckwheat.
4. Vitamin C: Oranges, pepper, strawberries, potatoes, sprouts, guavas, spinach, kiwi, broccoli, lemon, lychee, and papaya.
5. Vitamin B5: Fortified cereals, beef, chicken breast, mushrooms, avocado, nuts and seeds, milk, yogurt, eggs, oats, brown rice, broccoli, peas, lentils, mushrooms, and sweet potato.
So ladies, your hair-boosting diet plan is ready. So wait no more, and feed those tresses!