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Foods That Impede Hair Loss

Mark would not eat his vegetables so his Dad told him that broccoli would prevent hair loss. Forty years later, Mark still eats his "trees" (broccoli florets)! Well, Dad was partially right in his story to get his son to eat healthy. Like every organ in your body, your scalp and hair follicles need nutrients to remain healthy and reproduce new cells. Here's a list of foods that can help prevent hair loss.


Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis, or skin. Protein is essential for good blood flow and healthy hair growth. Protein combined with other nutrients will help you maintain beautiful hair.

  1. Protein with Iron - Iron deficiency can contribute to hair loss. Eat red meats, including organic meats such as liver, eggs, chicken, grains, beans, soybeans, lentils, and fortified cereals.
  2. Protein with Omega-3 and Vitamin E - Fish, especially salmon and sardines, contain high levels of Omega-3, Vitamin E and protein. To give your hair a natural shine, eat flaxseeds, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and nuts, particularly almonds, which are high in Vitamin E. This combination of protein and nutrients helps feed the oil glands supporting your hair follicles and can protect from ultra-violet light and disease.
  3. Protein and Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) - This combination helps bring oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles. Foods high in these nutrients are: cheese, yogurt, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, avocados, eggs, and lean beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and fish.

Eat Your Veggies and Fruits

Vegetables and fruits are high in vitamins and antioxidants. These help process protein and keep your hair moisturized and shiny.

  1. Dark, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are full of nutrients and antioxidants. Eat up and get plenty of Vitamin A and C, beta-carotene and iron, all helping the growth cycle for new hair.
  2. Fruits high in Vitamin C help to protect your hair from becoming brittle and breaking.
  3. Sweet potatoes and carrots, which are high in beta-carotene provide lubrication to your scalp and hair follicles.

Nuts and Grains

Pumpkin seeds, nuts and fortified cereals contain zinc which helps prevent dryness.

Not only do you want to provide the nutrients and antioxidants that promote a healthy scalp and hair follicles to encourage growth of new hair, your existing hair will also benefit by being more elastic, moisturized, and have less breakage. Enjoy your hair, wash 2 or 3 times a week and brush often.

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  • At age 26 
I was very worried for so long about my hair loss. In my late teens, I started to lose my hair. My self-confidence went down. I wore baseball hats everywhere I went. I did not want to look at mirrors. I don't know why I waited so long.


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