Like any other organ in the body hair needs food to grow, so it is important to know the quality and quantity of various nutrients necessary for healthier hair. If nutrition is a factor in hair loss a good balanced diet is the best way to correct it. There are many different causes for hair loss. A hair restoration Doctor can do an evaluation and find the causes for hair loss and all the hair treatment options. If the hair loss is from nutritional imbalance or unhealthy diet, a good food source and diet can correct it. There are studies done that show food sources that contain Iron, Beta Carotene, Protein, Magnesium, Zinc and Potassium help keep hair healthy. Some people opt for Vitamins to get their supplemental diet source, however it is much better to get the nutrients directly from the food source.
The following is the list of some of the food sources recommended from hair restoration surgeons to have the nutritional resources for a healthy and vibrant hair.
Leafy green vegetables
Leafy green veggies are a storehouse of nutrition. They are a rich source of iron, potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and calcium to name a few. Iron is an important micronutrient for your hair cells to stay active and function properly. People with iron deficiency commonly experience hair loss. Make sure you eat sufficient spinach, turnip greens, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage and kale to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. You can add them in your salads, lentils or even juice them.
Sweet potatoes can rightly be considered an underrated vegetable. It contains so many beneficial nutrients, yet people believe it to be fattening. Well, did you know that sweet potatoes are a rich source or iron, copper, potassium, magnesium and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene aids cell growth, prevent hair thinning and can even reduce dullness in hair. Potassium and magnesium content in sweet potatoes make them great for high blood pressure patients. You can boil them, make a curry with them or have them roasted or baked. If you want to prevent hair loss, make sure sweet potatoes are a part of your diet.
No balanced diet is complete without the inclusion of lentils. Lentils are a great source of vegetarian protein, fibre, phosphorus and folic acid. All of these nutrients perform the function of supplying oxygen to the scalp and stimulating hair growth. Protein in lentils is important for hair growth. Lentils are a part of staple Indian diet. Make sure you eat as many varieties of lentils as possible.
Vitamin C content in oranges can boost hair growth and reduce hair loss. Oranges are also a rich source of magnesium, fiber, beta-carotene, flavonoids and antioxidants. If you are experiencing dandruff, then including oranges in your diet can be helpful for you. Oranges are best consumed fresh and raw. You can also drink orange juice but juicing fruits robs of them of their fiber.
Beta-carotene rich carrots can help in preventing hair loss. They are rich in Vitamin A, which can help in improving scalp health and strengthening hair follicles. Besides, carrots are also rich in fiber, vitamins C, K and B Vitamins, phosphorus and potassium. All these nutrients can help you have strong and healthy hair. You can include carrots in your salads, and soups.
Magnesium rich almonds are one of the best nuts for preventing hair loss. Consuming almonds daily can have a nourishing effect on your scalp. 4-5 soaked almonds daily may strengthen hair strands and prevent hair breakage.
Flaxseeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s can prevent dry and scaly scalp. They can prevent hair breakage and reduce hair elasticity. You can consume flaxseeds raw, or sprinkle them on your salads. Snacking on flaxseeds and almonds is also a good option to prevent hair loss and hair breakage.
Hair transplant specialists recommend that your daily food intake should contain many of the vitamins that are mentioned above not only for healthy hair but for maintaining a healthy body. Depending on the cause for hair loss, a healthy life style which includes some of the foods above can help with keeping the hair healthy and prevent future hair loss.
Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Newport Beach, California offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to keep hair healthy by eating the right foods. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical hair treatment such as PRP or Vitamins are used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy.
To find out more about your hair loss, visit Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration at his Newport Beach location for a hair treatment consultation. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit www.meshkinmedical.com to find out about the hair care products that may help with your hair loss.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.