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Food For Your Hair

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So now that you've looked into growing your thinning Hair, perhaps you've visited and purchased one of the recommended hair loss products, you simply can't stop at the products. To make sure that your hair grows healthy, you'll have to eat the right food.

Since hair is part of your body, hair loss can be linked to the food you eat. In fact, your current hair condition may be indicative of your current nutritional deficiencies or, even, state of health. For example, dry brittle hair can mean lack of omega-3 essential fatty acids, one of the essential nutrients. Additionally, dry brittle hair can also mean that the body is producing too little thyroid hormone, a very serious condition requiring medical attention. Furthermore, oily hair can mean an excessive diet of fatty food. But it can also come from hormonal activities such as puberty or pregnancy.

For male or female pattern baldness (MPB), experts are split on the effects of diet in preventing hair loss. On the one hand, since MPB is based on genes, then any diet or nutrition will not matter at all in hair loss prevention. On the other hand, many experts point to the relatively lesser occurrence of pattern baldness in other cultures, such as Asia, where vegetables are the primary food source. Luckily for us, experts' conflicting in views is the bad news. The good news is that the nutrition recommended by for hair loss treatment is generally beneficial for good health overall. So hair loss diet away!!!

What's important in your diet to promote healthy hair?

Protein - Along with skin, nails, and muscle fibres, hair is made of protein in the form of keratin. Our body constantly sheds protein, e.g. dry skin, cutting long nails, hair shedding, and must be replaced. Fish, eggs, beans and yogurt are good sources of protein. Soy is also a good source.

Vitamin C - This vitamin is required to grow and repair tissues. Lack of vitamin C leads to, among others, dry and splitting hair. Citrus fruits, green peppers, tomatoes, and broccolis are great sources of Vitamin C. Other sources include enriched commercially-available juices.

Vitamin B complex - folic acid, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12. This complex of vitamins helps the body's resistance to stress. It also helps regulate blood pressure and promote healthy hair. Eggs, chicken, carrots, fish, peas, wheat germ, and walnuts are good sources of vitamin B-6. Spinach, broccolis, and other green vegetables are good sources of folic acid, along with whole grains and fruits. Shellfish, eggs, cheese, and fish are good sources of vitamin B-12.

Zinc - Regulates glands in the scalp from secreting excess oil. Also helps builds hair protein. Zinc deficiency leads to hair loss. Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, grains, nuts, eggs, and seeds are all good sources of zinc.

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