Foods to Eat for Glowing Skin and Healthy Hair
Everyone is pretty much aware of the Indian beauty possessed by men and women in the country. There has been countless number of times when non Indians have been curious to know about the origins of the beauty Indians have. The tanned skin, large and beautiful eyes, long tresses, glowing skin and the wholesome figure have appealed people from all over the world. Indians have forever been known for their luscious long hair and glowing natural skin. In the olden days, when there were no beauty products or even beauty treatments, Indian women were still considered to be the most beautiful and flawless women all over the world. The secret of their voluminous hair and supple skin lies not in creams and lotions, but in their diet. Indian diet includes many spices and ingredients which are very helpful and effective in maintaining healthy hair and skin. Given here is a rough outline of a diet plan that you must follow to obtain healthy hair and lovely skin.
Needless to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day since the body is receiving food after about hours of fasting. Thus, it is important to take care of what you eat for breakfast. Include a glass of milk, cereals and a small portion of protein in your breakfast daily. Cereals can include muesli, bread, poha or cornflakes. Proteins include eggs, cheese, chicken, sprouts etc. Have a wholesome meal first thing in the morning.
Sometime after breakfast but before lunch, make sure you consume one fluid and one portion of fiber. You can have buttermilk, fresh lime water, coconut water or lassi. Along with it, have at least one fruit. You can have fruit salad in case you’re really hungry.
Have a complete lunch – Chapatti/Roti, vegetables, dal and dairy product. Chapatti makes up for a portion of cereal, vegetables are important in any diet, and dal (lentils) provides important proteins to the body. Dairy product, preferable curd, is very healthy for the body over all, but mostly for skin and hair.
4. Evening bites
Between lunch and dinner, do not starve your body of food. It requires the energy to perform its functions well. Thus, have a cup of tea or some milk in the evening. Also have 2 biscuits with it and drink water over it. This will make you feel full and allow the body to function optimally without any problems.
If possible, finish your dinner by at the most 9 or 9:30 in the night. Any later than that, causes indigestion and thus disrupts the bodily functioning over all. Keep your dinner light but healthy. Consume cereals (roti or rice), proteins (dal, eggs, chicken or fish) and a portion of vegetables.
Following this pattern of a diet will not only help you maintain healthy skin and hair, but also keep you fit and fine over all. An unhealthy eating habit dulls the skin and starves the body of nutrients it requires to keep the hair healthy. Thus, following a nutrition-packed diet regime can go a long way in keeping your skin naturally glowing, soft and beautiful, while your hair will remain strong, luscious and voluminous.