When trying to counter hair loss, the first thing we usually do is work directly on the scalp with oils, shampoos, concoctions, and various other forms of treatment. What we tend to forget is that our diet is just as important and decisive towards maintaining the thickness and the quality of our hair as the stuff we apply directly to it. On that note, take a look at the following foods which are known to have a significant impact on halting hair loss and improving the quality of the hair that is already there.
Just like everything else in our body, proteins are the primary constituents responsible for hair growth as well. As eggs contain the best quality natural protein, along with vitamins A, B (biotin affects hair growth directly), E and K, they are an excellent choice if you are looking for a source of daily nutrition to help with your hair loss.
Another excellent source of protein, quinoa seeds also contain the nine essential amino acids. It’s an excellent choice for vegans and delivers about 8gms of protein per cup.
Women often suffer from hair loss due to a mineral deficient diet and spinach is a great way to remedy that if iron deficiency is the problem. The dark leafy vegetable is also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sebum; which have all been medically associated with healthy, thick hair.
The protein-rich Greek yogurt is an ancient dessert that has been a part of our diet for thousands of years. It made it onto this list because of the pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) in it, which is quite beneficial for improving blood flow to the scalp. The improved blood flow might even encourage inactive hair follicles to sprout hair if you are lucky!
The sun isn’t good for the skin, hair, or the scalp, especially when regular exposure is involved. Barley, which is particularly rich in vitamin E, not only helps to repair sun damage on hair, skin and the scalp but studies have shown that the tocotrienols contained in Barley may actually increase the thickness of your hair as well.
Most of us know that beta-carotene encourages collagen growth for improved and more elastic skin, but what we often forget is that the same nutrient is also responsible for the production of sebum, a natural fluid which keeps hair moisturized and shiny. Beta-carotene may stimulate the hair follicles on our scalp as well. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, but you can also get the nutrient from carrots, mangoes, pumpkins, and other orange-colored fruits and veggies.
It is true that including these six items in your diet should help you to stem hair loss and maybe you will even see new growth, but there’s only so much they can do. If you think that none of these are working and you have already started to develop a bald patch, we suggest consulting with NY Metro Vein and considering your hair transplant options as soon as possible.
We often end up waiting for too long and tend to forget that the faster we act, the better the results will be from the hair loss treatment. In the meantime, look at improving your diet!