Have you started seeing globs of hair in your brush or shower drain? If so, you’re not alone.
By the age of 50, as many as 85% of all men have experienced a thinning of their hair, according to the American Hair Loss Association. The reasons for hair loss vary. It can be caused by genetics, stress, and even lifestyle.
Hair loss may seem more socially acceptable for men, but most men say that it actually takes a heavy toll on their emotional well-being and level of confidence. But the good news is, not all hair loss is permanent! By increasing your intake of foods that are rich in certain nutrients, you may be able to strengthen your strands.
Here are our five good-for-your-hair foods that you might want to add to your diet.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which, in the body, gets converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A not only helps preserve good vision and boosts your immune system, it’s also good for your hair and skin. In addition, carrots contain biotin, which helps promote hair growth.
Other good sources of beta-carotene are sweet potatoes, spinach and kale.
Although more research is needed, some studies in years past have pointed to a connection between a vitamin D deficiency and hair loss. Why? Because vitamin D appears to aid in the stimulation and nourishment of hair follicles.
One of the best sources of vitamin D is salmon, which also contains omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s lubricate the scalp and reduce the dryness that can lead to hair breakage.
If you choose to take a vitamin D supplement, though, be sure to check with your doctor first, as excessive intake can cause nausea, constipation and other side effects.
Eggs not only have protein and iron, but also biotin, which helps control hair loss by improving the infrastructure of keratin — which is what hair is made from. (Many people even take biotin in supplement form in order to try and stimulate hair growth.)
Furthermore, the folate in eggs also acts as a hair booster. Keep in mind, though, that it’s the yolk that’s key — not the egg white.
Avocados are rich in the monounsaturated kind of healthy fat that can help keep your hair soft and shiny. They also are high in vitamins B12 and E, which may improve the quality of your hair strands.
Avocados may also help spark the production of collagen and elastin if applied topically to your hair and scalp, usually as part of a conditioner.
Oysters contain more of the mineral zinc per serving than any other food, according to the National Institutes of Health. And zinc helps spur hair growth — so much so that people with a zinc deficiency may suffer from hair loss or slow growth. Important to note: A zinc deficiency can be caused by deficiencies of vitamin A.
Fill Your Plate
The bottom line is- what you eat can affect the health of your hair by keeping it stronger and even prevent hair shedding.
A lack of the right nutrients, including vitamins A, C, D, and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein, and essential fatty acids, may slow down hair growth or even cause hair loss.
Fortunately, correcting a deficiency in any of these nutrients may help treat hair loss and promote the rate of hair growth.
If you think you’re lacking any of these nutrients, try adding some of the above foods to your diet.
What if your hair loss is permanent?
For some men, no amount of hair-healthy food can help stop or slow their hair loss.
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