Hair loss is inevitable. As a matter of fact, the average human sheds upwards of 100 hairs a day. The trick is that as we age we don’t grow as many back, and this is what contributes to the condition we call “hair loss.” Yes, this is an effect of aging, but you can do a few things to help slow down this perfectly natural process. As a matter of fact, you can add or change a few things to your diet to achieve these results without pills, powders, or other medications.
The first Capilia tip is a freebie: avoid processed foods. Sure, this may not be the easiest thing to do all the time, but the more organic (or, at the very least, natural) you can eat, the better off you will be.
Here are the nutrients you need for healthy hair (and the foods where you will find them):
Vitamin A promotes regular growth of cells and tissues and that includes the hair and scalp. Fortunately, you can get vitamin A from both animal and plant food sources. This includes liver, fish, and eggs, as well as dark green leafy vegetables and red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables (like bell peppers and carrots).
The B-VITAMIN COMPLEX
More notably B6, B12, and Folic acid, the B-vitamin complex encourages normal growth of hemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying oxygen from the tissue of the lungs to the rest of the body. That includes the hair, of course. The B-vitamins are also the “Energy” vitamins, so increasing your intake of them couldn’t hurt overall. You can find them mostly in protein-rich foods like beef, chicken, fish, eggs, pork, and soybeans. Folic acid is most widely available in dark leafy green vegetables, avocado, beets, broccoli, and wheat germ.
The most prominent of the antioxidants, Vitamin C is important for the production of collagen. This is the connective tissue that holds muscles, organs, bones, etc, together. Unfortunately, the human body cannot store Vitamin C for very long so you have to replenish it often. What is fortunate, though, is that vitamin C is, perhaps, the easiest nutrient to consume as you will find it in berries, oranges, melons, peppers, dark leafy green vegetables, and tomatoes.
Dandruff and hair loss have both been found to be associated with hair loss. This mineral promotes healthy cell reproduction and tissue growth and repair. Zinc also helps maintain the oil-secreting glands supported by the follicles. You can find zinc mostly in animal proteins like seafood. However, whole grain products, nuts, seeds, and legumes also contain zinc.