Hair Loss Prevention Using the Hair Loss Diet

March 22, 2010

Diets & Nutrition

A healthy adult has on average of about 100,000 hairs on the head, and it is absolutely normal for 50 to 100 of them to fall daily. Besides the normal fall rate, part of the population faces hair loss for various causes: genetic, biological, or environmental.

Here are some of the causes that may lead to excessive hair loss: the aging process, heredity, hormonal imbalances, poor circulation, radiation exposure, dermatological diseases, excessive weight loss, diabetes, iron deficiency, thyroid disease, exposure to chemicals, burns, an unbalanced diet, postnatal stress, etc…

In terms of nutrition, there are a number of foods that can be part of your hair loss diet if you are facing hair loss. Hair loss prevention is better than hair loss treatment. Therefore, elements such as silicon, iron and calcium may be taken from leafy green vegetables, whole grains, green and red peppers that provide silicon. Dried fruit and cherries and cherry juice are rich in iron.

For women, hair thinning or hair loss can be a sign of problems on the gastrointestinal path. It may be a sign of insufficient stomach acid, but it may also mean that there is a deficiency of proteins, zinc and other nutrients in your body. For men, hair loss processes may be slowed down by a low fat diet.

Some researchers believe that the appearance of hair loss in the case of men is related to high levels of testosterone during puberty. A diet high in fat and based on meat results in a higher testosterone level and this may adversely affect hair follicles. Of course a low-fat diet will not stop hair loss but it can help slow its progress.

Anemia is also one of the most common causes of hair loss. It is recommended to use iron-rich foods such as liver and other organs, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, dates and raisins.

Hair is composed mostly of protein. To promote hair growth, follow a protein rich diet. A diet recommended in this regard should include liver, beef, eggs, fish, green beans, yeast, wheat germ, and soy lecithin granules. Besides protein, these foods are rich in B vitamins, an important nutrient for hair loss prevention.

Hair loss occurs when your diet has important deficiencies of B vitamins (especially B6), biotin, cyclohexane and folic acid, minerals as well as magnesium, sulfur and zinc. B vitamins are important for hair growth, especially vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin B3 (niacin). Supplementation of these vitamins is a must if you want to hair a thick beautiful hair. Folic acid and magnesium also stimulates hair regeneration in general.

The presence of vitamin C in your diet improves iron absorption and your hair will benefit a lot. Therefore, fresh fruits must be consumed at least 3 times a day. Vitamin E is also important in the hair regeneration process and it is easily taken from: nuts, seeds, olive oil and fish.

These are the main food nutrients that can stop the process of hair loss. At the same time we must understand that a sudden change in diet and eating habits will not lead to dramatic results immediately. But if the change is made for a long time, you will feel a distinct improvement in terms of health and the appearance of your hair.

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