Eating right is often over looked when talking about hair loss. The link between diet and thinning hair is a well-known fact. Your body needs the nutrients to be able to grow strong healthy hair. If you have a poor diet, it can lead to thinning hair and hair loss.
Hair loss can be a sign of nutritional insufficiency. When you are not getting enough vitamins and minerals, your body first feeds your vital organs. Hair and nails are last on the list so a common result is thinning hair and broken or bumpy nails.
Below are the most common nutritional deficiencies that lead to thinning hair.
Zinc – Finger nails usually have white lines if you have a zinc deficiency. Oysters, nuts, sweet potatoes, and seaweed are all great sources of zinc.
Essential Fatty Acids – Dry skin is a sign of Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency. Eat more salmon and nuts.
Iron – You will need a blood test to determine if you are iron deficient. To conserve iron, your body will limit hair growth. Eat more eggs, spinach, chickpeas and blueberries to get more iron.
Protein – A protein deficiency can lead to frequent colds, fatigue, poor immune system, and anemia. To get more protein, eat lean beef, chicken, and fish. If you are vegan, beans, whole grains fruits and vegetables can provide protein as well.
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