Nutrition & Its Impact on Hair Loss
Whenever you ask people “Do you want strong and healthy hair?”, more often than not the answer is “yes”. How many of us know the right ways improve the quality of hair? When someone observes even a slight hair fall, first thought would be to probably visit a salon and use different varieties of shampoos and oils. Not many people are aware that the root cause for the hair fall would be lack of essential nutrition in our diet. The condition of your hair is an absolute reflection of your internal health.
Here are some of the important nutrition choices that can prevent hair loss:
Zinc helps to strengthen hair follicles by binding its proteins and improves oil glands functioning. It prevents hair loss and graying of hair.
So it’s important to include Zinc-rich food sources like pine nuts, seeds, peanuts, and cereals with whole grains to your diet.
Iron is an important mineral which helps the red blood cells carry oxygen to your cells. In women, iron deficiency (anemia) causes of hair loss.
Including iron rich food sources like dark leafy greens, fish, poultry, banana, apples in your diet will improve iron stores in body. Vitamin C rich foods like berries, orange, broccoli, papaya & kiwi help in absorption of iron from food.
Vitamin B helps to carry oxygen and nutrients to your scalp, which aids in hair growth. Vitamin B sources like beans, green peas, cauliflower, soybean, bran, nuts and eggs help in preventing hair loss.
Protein is the major constituent of hair fibers. Reduced protein intake in your diet causes hair loss, hair breakage and hair feels weaker and softer. Best protein sources are soya, fish, eggs, dairy products and Chana.
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential fats that can keep scalp and hair hydrated. Your diet can have a huge effect on the health of your hair. Diet which has the above essential nutrients helps to reduce hair loss and even make the hair quality better.