For people nothing could be more traumatizing and scary than the realization of going bald and thinning hairs. Although most of the time it is a hereditary problem with the genes but it is not that you cannot do anything about the problem.
Though there are several products that are available in the market that claim to help you get rid of this problem but what many of us do not know is that there are natural means as well. By changing the way you eat you will be able to actually reverse the effects of hair loss and get back your thick long locks back again.
Healthy Hair and Diet
A healthy and balanced diet with essential nutrients is the key for your hairs to stay strong and shiny. So before you start getting those sleepless nights over hair loss take a deep look on what you are eating and act in advance.
While your genes and your lifestyle will always have the upper edge, here’s what you should add to your diet to help control those receding hairlines:
- Vitamins: vitamins A, B3, B5, B6, B12, C & E are important and essential vitamins in controlling baldness. Fish liver oil, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, green vegetables, peaches, apricots, eggs, and whole grain cereals are examples of food groups that are rich in these vitamins and must be added to your daily diet. These vitamins helps in the formation of hemoglobin in the blood that carries oxygen to various parts of the body including the hair follicles, assisting in proper and healthy hair growth.
- Calcium: is an important mineral for hair growth. Tofu, beans, nuts, fish, lentils, brewer’s yeast and sesame seeds are some foods with rich calcium content.
- Protein: our hairs are mostly made up of keratin, a type of protein. Consume healthy sources of proteins like lean meats, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Vegetarians should increase the intake of protein rich soy products, beans, nuts, seeds, grains and vegetables.
- Other minerals: Copper, iron, zinc and magnesium are also essential minerals for proper and healthy hair growth. Foods such as liver, eggs, spinach, nuts and seeds are rich in these minerals.
- Some key foods to include in your diet:
- Eggs: for omega 3, vitamin D, selenium (a vital mineral for hair growth), Choline, Iron, Vitamins A and B and iron.
- Quinoa: a protein source.
- Wheat grass: helps in the repair, build and maintain healthy hair follicles.
- Almonds: a great protein source.
- Oats: rich in essential nutrients such as zinc, iron and omega-6 fatty acids.
- Carrots: rich in vitamin A, provides excellent nourishment to your scalp.
- Low Fat Dairy: rich sources or protein (whey and casein) and calcium