Nutrient deficiency can often be at the root of hail fall and often consuming more seeds in your diet can help you increase necessary vitamins and minerals needed for better hair growth. Seeds contain many micronutrients needed for optimal thyroid functioning and therefore can help prevent hair loss.
Here is a list of seeds you may want to incoroprate into your diet:
1. Sesame seeds
Good hair growth requires the right nourishment. And sesame seeds are known to provide nourishment. Black and white sesame seeds are power packed with minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids that give shine and strength to the hair. Try using them on your everyday veggies like French beans, stir fries, salads, etc. One tablespoon a day is enough.
2. Sunflower seeds
If you use sunflower seeds, your hair will bloom like a sunflower. They are very nutritious and they help fight the free radicals protecting hair from environmental damage. They also contain zinc and omega 3 fatty acids that promote hair growth. You can use them in a trail mix or just a snack or use them in your breakfast oats, yogurt, soups, smoothies, veggies, and salads but limit your intake to just about 30 grams a day.
3. Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are filled with zinc, selenium, copper, vitamin A, B, and C that help in reducing hair thinning and add shine to your tresses. They taste better when roasted and you can add them to your smoothies, oatmeal, granola bars, pancake mix, and even make a pumpkin seed butter. Restrict the daily intake to about 30 grams a day.
Flaxseeds have a lot of fiber and can help control blood sugar + cholesterol which might cause hair to fall indirectly. They are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, etc that benefit the hair follicles.
5. Hemp Hearts
Hemp seeds are a good source of polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids. They have about a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which is considered in the optimal range. Studies have shown that giving hemp seed oil to people with eczema may improve blood levels of essential fatty acids. Combined with other seeds they round out the hair’s requirement for omega 3 fatty acids.
Keep these seeds on hand and add the to your smoothies, sprinkle on salads or enjoy on their own for a snack to give your body a boost of nutrients!