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13 Amazing Foods For Treating Hair Loss

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29 July, 2011

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13 Amazing Foods For Treating Hair LossHair loss is a common problem faced by both men and women all over the world. As a result, hair transplant is becoming a very popular remedy for treating hair loss. The sad truth is that not many people can afford the hair transplant treatment because of its cost.

However, this should not deter anyone from thinking that they cannot get their crowning glory back. Hair loss is easy to treat by correcting your dietary habits. In most cases poor nutrition and bad habits like drinking and smoking are responsible for loss of hair. Incorporating certain foods in your diet can make your hair grow back. In this article we will take a look at some of the foods that help treat hair loss.

Green Peas

Green peas contain minerals like zinc and iron, proteins, vitamins of B group and other nutrients. This correct combination of all the nutrients helps treat hair loss effectively. Eat at least two cups of green peas every week.

Carrots

Carrots are rich in vitamin A which is important for keeping the skin and scalp healthy. Vitamin A provides the scalp with much-needed nourishment to encourage growth of hair. Having a healthy scalp reduces the chances of hair fall thus preventing loss of hair. The hair form strong roots in the follicles which are not easily broken. Eating two medium sized carrots will do wonders for your hair.

Soy Beans

Soy beans are rich source of iron and vitamin E. In many cases insufficient amount of iron in the diet is responsible for loss of hair. Iron forms an important component of the blood and is required by the body to manufacture blood. The hemoglobin prepared using iron is responsible for carrying oxygen to all body parts including the scalp.

Deficiency of iron results in low hemoglobin count and the scalp does not receive its share of oxygen. This results in hair fall and poor hair re-growth. Vitamin E helps increase the blood circulation in the body. Sufficient amount of oxygen helps the scalp grow healthier and stronger hair.

Prunes

Prunes are a rich source of iron. Loss of iron from the body during menstruation often results in dry, brittle and unhealthy looking hair. Brittle hair easily break upon combing or brushing which causes immense loss of hair. Brown color of hair is also an indication of iron deficiency in the body.

Eat a handful of prunes every day to get your daily dose of iron. Iron is also found in green leafy vegetables like spinach and green turnip. Eating iron-rich foods will give you healthy and strong hair.

Whole Wheat

Whole wheat has good amounts of silica and traces of iron as well. Iron is important for hair growth as we have already discussed. Silica is required by the body to help absorb various minerals and nutrients. Lack of silica in the diet makes it difficult for the body to extract important minerals from various foods during digestion. Deficiency of minerals leads to poor hair growth.

Oats

Oats are cereals that are rich in iron. They also contain plenty of minerals like zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. This excellent combination of the essential minerals is very helpful in correcting loss of hair. Eating a bowl of oats with fruits for breakfast will help in the re-growth of hair.

Chickpeas

Chickpeas contain zinc and vitamin B6. The mineral and the vitamin are important for providing nourishment to the scalp. Zinc and vitamin B6 are also responsible for production of keratin; keratin is the protein of the hair.

13 Amazing Foods For Treating Hair Loss

Keratin is responsible for keeping hair healthy, shiny and strong. Healthy keratin will give you longer hair as they will break and fall less. Eat 50-60 grams of chickpea every day to treat hair fall. If our diet is deficient in zinc and vitamin B6 it will lead to dandruff. Dandruff weakens the hair resulting in hair fall.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are rich source of silica. We have already seen that silica is important for treating hair loss as it helps the body absorb the essential minerals and nutrients from the food during digestion. In many cases doctors prescribe silica supplements to overcome its deficiency.

So along with eating vitamins and proteins, intake of silica is also important. Apart from Brussels sprouts, potatoes, bean sprouts, cucumbers with skin and red and green peppers are good sources of silica. These foods should be eaten raw; cooking often destroys the minerals.

Almonds

Almonds are rich source of vitamin E and are often used in face packs for correcting various skin disorders. The vitamin, protein and iron in almonds are responsible for providing healthy nourishment to the skin and the scalp. Hence eat 20 almonds every day to treat hair loss. You can also massage pure almond oil on the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

Raisins

Like almonds, raisins too contain good quantity of iron. We have seen how iron is required by the body to prevent hair loss. Blood and oxygen help stimulate the hair follicles present in the scalp. This stimulation results in hair growth and reduces hair fall. Eat only a handful of raisins every day to correct hair loss.

Walnuts

Walnuts are very rich in omega-6 fatty acids. In fact, no other food contains as much quantity of fatty acids as do walnuts. They also have traces of minerals like zinc and iron, vitamin B6 and vitamin B9 and protein. The mineral selenium is also found in walnuts. Eating one walnut every day is enough to treat loss of hair.

Oranges

Oranges contain good amount of vitamin C. Niacin or vitamin C is required by the body as it helps in better absorption of iron from the foods that we eat. Iron is the most important mineral for promoting hair growth.

Indian Gooseberry

Like oranges, Indian gooseberry or ‘amla’ is a rich source of vitamin C. In fact, Indian gooseberry contains more vitamin C than any other food. Eat two ripe fruits of Indian gooseberry every day to help deal with hair loss. Massaging ‘amla’ oil on the scalp will result in faster and longer growth of hair.

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