Just as a healthy body lives in a healthy mind, whatever food we eat is reflects on our skin & hair. So, one must eat healthy to look healthy. In thyroid patients, however, the situation is different. They suffer from hair fall & thinning, so one must look into it to look after the effect both ways. First to treat them with good nutrition & then prevent the hair loss.
1. Protein: Hair are made of a protein called keratin, which also provides strength to the shaft of the hair as well. So one must consume food that are rich in protein to amend the wear & tear of hair. Protein is found in many foods like milk & milk products, poultry, non-veg and their veg substitutes, lentils & legumes etc.
2.Omega Fatty Acids: Foods rich in omega fatty acids & vitamin E are also very good for hair to prevent them from being brittle & prone for breakage. They are found readily in flax seeds, fish, walnut & almonds, etc.
3. Vitamins: Foods which are enriched with Vitamins, specially A, B, C, E & K. The common sources of all are attained from fresh fruits & salads.
4. Minerals: Natural minerals like magnesium & Zinc are very important for hair growth.
Magnesium is one of the most vital minerals for beautiful hair. It is found largely in green leafy vegetables, dairy products, whole grains, pulses, fruits and nuts.
Zinc helps in protein building and thus is also one of the most important minerals for your tresses. Zinc helps stimulate hair growth by enhancing your immunity. In case of deficiency in the body, your hair are the first to show the signs. Hair loss and poor growth are the first symptoms of zinc deficiency. Consume a balanced amount of the following food items to treat zinc deficiency. Consume, legumes, spinach, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, non-fat dry milk and whole grains.
Apart from the dietary changes one must remain stress free to have good blood flow to the scalp and for that exercise, massage are good options. Also, remember to get a haircut/trim done at regular intervals to improve the hair growth. And lastly, have a good sleep to enhance your hair growth.
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