Are you experiencing hair loss? By the age of 50, 85% of men and 40% of women will experience some type of hair loss. The reasons for hair loss are many and include, genetics, stress, fluctuation in hormone levels, some drugs and illness. The good news is not all hair loss is permanent. Certain food groups will provide the necessary nutrients to strengthen your hair strands.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A boosts your immune system but also is good for your hair and skin. Carrots also contain biotin which may help in healthy hair growth. Other foods in this group are sweet potatoes, Kale, and spinach.
There have been some studies that show that a deficiency in vitamin D may cause hair loss. One of the best sources of vitamin D is Salmon, which also contains Omega-3 fatty acids which aid in scalp health.
Eggs contain protein and iron proven to help in healthy hair growth. They are also rich in folates which act as hair boosters. But remember… it’s the yolk, not the whites of the egg that contains the benefits.
Avocados are rich in unsaturated healthy fats which help keep your hair shiny and soft. They also contain B12 and E to help hair quality.
Oysters are rich in the mineral Zinc, which can help hair growth. It has been shown that a zinc deficiency may cause hair loss or slow hair growth
Keep these simple food groups in mind for a healthy scalp!