Food & Diet: healthy, full hair

Hair loss is an issue that can affect both men and women, old or young. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, stress is one of the most prominent causes along with the mismanagement of the scalp and hormonal changes. But what are some simple lifestyle changes, such as changes to your diet, that can slow down hair loss process and give you back the control you wish in your life. 

Many people overlook an important factor when it comes to preventing and treating hair loss: diet. Nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss, but eating the right foods can also lead to a fuller, healthier head of hair. Ensuring a healthy, which includes sources of antioxidants, iron, vitamin D, and biotin can promote hair health. Let’s break down the categories that you need to include in your diet!

Fatty Fish

Some types of fish have essential fatty acids, including omega-3s, and vitamin D:

  • Tuna 
  • Mackerel
  • Salmon
  • Herring

Eggs

Eggs are like nature’s multivitamin because they contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Some of these that are related to healthy hair include protein, biotin, selenium, and zinc. Eggs are also a great source of protein, which is important for preventing hair loss. A low-protein diet puts hair growth in a “resting” phase, which can lead to hair loss and less hair growth. Finally, eggs also have biotin, a B vitamin that is important for hair, skin, and nail health.

Leafy Greens 

Dark green leafy vegetables are full of nutrients that prevent hair loss. Some good choices are: 

  • Kale 
  • Spinach
  • Collards 

Fruit

Fruits rich in compounds that are important for healthy hair, including vitamin C and antioxidants, include:

  • Berries 
  • Cherries 
  • Apricots
  • Grapes
  • Oranges

Nuts and Seeds 

These nutrient-dense foods have many nutrients that are important for preventing hair loss, including vitamin E, zinc, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids. If you’re worried about hair loss, some of the best choices to reach for are: 

  • Walnuts 
  • Brazil nuts 
  • Almonds 
  • Flax seeds 
  • Chia seeds

There are many small and easy changes that you can make in order to slow down the hair loss process. And we are here to help answer all your questions!

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