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Top 10 Foods that Encourage Hair Growth and 5 that Prevent It
Full of biotin, an important B vitamin that promotes overall scalp health as well as encouraging hair growth. Other foods that are good sources of biotin are cheese, avocados, almonds, and peanuts. Choose organic, free range eggs for the most nutrition.
7. Dark Green Veggies
If you need another reason to eat your greens, here it is. Spinach, Swiss chard, broccoli, and green peppers are all packed full of vitamin C and A, which help your scalp produce sebum, a natural oil that works as your body’s own natural hair conditioner. Read more about benefits of 10 healthiest vegetables ever.
Androgen, a hormone naturally produced by the body, is, unfortunately, associated with hair loss. Zinc is a mineral that helps your body regulate the production of androgens. People with low levels of androgens generally have dandruff and very slow growing hair. Change your diet and emphasize zinc rich foods such as oysters, liver, crab, and lean cuts of grass fed beef, can help keep you from losing hair as well as making the hair you have shiny and healthy looking.
9. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega=3’s encourage a healthy scalp. A deficiency in this important fatty acid leads to dull hair and a dry scalp, including dandruff. Good sources of Omega-3’s are walnuts, sardines, herring, mackerel, wild salmon, and flaxseeds.
10. Lean Red Meat
A diet that contains too little iron can actually cause baldness! Addressing iron deficiencies in the diet can help the body regrow hair. Most people who have problems with hair loss tend to have an iron deficiency, especially women. Besides cuts of organic, grass fed beef, other rich sources of iron include dried fruit, beans, turkey, and egg yolks.
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