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Winter Foods- Dry Fruits

Dry Fruits:          


  • Almonds, pistachio, raisins, dried figs and walnuts – great sources of energy during winters.

  • Loaded with vitamins, minerals

  • Satisfies hunger for a long period of time.

  • Carry them while travelling or eat as a quick snack.

  • Drink hot milk with the powder of all the dry fruits (masala dhoodh).

  • Will warm you up and induce good sleep.

  • Not to go overboard with dry fruits, else, too much would make them heavy to digest.


Healthy Food For Hairs

  • Biotin: Biotin, a water soluble vitamin of the B complex, encourages hair and scalp health.  Dietary sources of biotin include nuts, brown rice, whole grains, eggs/egg yolk and oats.
  • Boost Mineral: The minerals silica and zinc are also critical for hair growthFood sources of silica include cucumber, mango, green leafs, beans. Foods high in zinc are pumpkin seeds, beans, almonds and nuts, eggs.

  • Protein: Hair is made of protein; hence protein in your diet helps for making hair strong and healthy and is mainly found in fish, chicken, dairy products, eggs, legumes and nuts.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: Food containing omega -3 fatty acids such as flax seed, dry fruits, fish are required to maintain scalp healthy.
  • Vitamin A, C & E: Helps in strengthening the capillaries and nourishes damaged growth. Vitamin ACE mainly found in carrot, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, mango, guava, oranges, papaya, wholemeal, eggs, vegetable oil etc.,
  • Drink plenty of water to keep the hair moisturized. Also, hair becomes healthy and grows faster as water flushes out the toxins.
  • Minimum 8hours of sleep everyday helps in fast hair growth as hair grows when at rest.

If you notice more than the regular hair falls visit a doctor right away.         

Causes of Hair Loss – 4

Skin conditions of the scalp: An unhealthy scalp can cause inflammation that makes it difficult for hair to grow. Skin conditions that lead to hair loss include seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), psoriasis, and fungal infections such as ringworm.

  Healthy Tip: Prefer mineral rich foods such as cucumber, mango, pumpkin seeds, beans, almonds, nuts etc and also include dairy products to improve hair growth and to make scalp healthy.


Hereditary hair lose :Hair loss that is genetic is known as “androgenetic alopecia” and is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family.

    Healthy Tip: Healthy balanced diet rich in flax seeds, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, walnuts, fish and eggs.


Causes of Hair Loss-3

  •  Stress: Stress affect the vascular system thus reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients reaching the hair cells. In effect stress can cause the scalp to tighten. The body shuts down production of hair during periods of stress.


  • Healthy Tip: Good choices include whole-grain food, multigrain breads & oatmeal. Also include oranges, spinach, fatty fish, black tea, nuts and almonds, raw veggie’s. Another bedtime stress-buster is the time-honored glass of warm milk (skimmed/double toned milk). These foods can help to reduce stress and provide healthy scalp.


     Polycystic ovarian syndrome: The condition, which can begin as early as age 11, is caused by a hormonal imbalance in which the ovaries produce too many male hormones. PCOS often causes infertility and excessive hair loss from the scalp


  • Healthy Tip: Go for high fibre foods (whole wheat, whole grains brown rice etc) and protein rich foods such as legumes, soya, fish and lean meats and non-fat dairy products to prevent hair fall and keep the scalp healthy.


FOOD CRAVINGS-4(Craving For Fatty Foods)

Food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, stronger than simply normal hunger. Usually food cravings arise to satisfy emotional needs, such as anxiety, stress, boredom and mood swings which lead to low serotonin levels.  This low serotonin levels (neuro transmitter) sends a signal to the brain to have a positive impact on food. While cravings can mean a number of things including psychological reasons, a strong craving usually indicates your body is low in a specific nutrient, vitamin or mineral which are listed below!

When you crave fatty foods???         


People crave fats and oily foods because their diets are deficient in essential fatty acids. Others may be experiencing a deficiency in fat soluble vitamins, especially vitamins A, D, E and K. Some have fast metabolism that burn up calories rapidly; these are the people who eat more and still remain thin. Fats and oils contain the high calorie levels that these people need to feel satisfied. Cravings for fatty or oily foods therefore are linked to nutritional deficiency. However, fatty food cravings are also linked to stress and emotional eating.

How to curb it: Fatty food cravings can be curbed by consuming nuts & dry fruits like walnuts, almonds, dates and flaxseeds as they are rich in essential fatty acids.