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Nutrition For Your Hair

Updated on March 25, 2017
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Nutrition is one of the most important things in my life. I love learning about health topics and new nutrition trends.

The state of our hair accurately reflects the state of our body. If you are faced with a problem such as hair loss, you need to pay attention to their health and try to find the cause. Today I will talk about why hair can fall out, and how to eat in order to avoid this problem.

Causes Of Hair Loss

Hair loss is scientifically known as alopecia, in Greek - baldness. If the hair falls out in a small amount, from 20 to 100 hairs a day, it is an absolutely normal process. However, if every day for a long period of time on a pillow or a comb, you find more and more hair strands or even clumps of hair - there is a glitch in the body.

The reasons that lead to hair loss, may be completely different. They can be both external and internal: emotional stress, prolonged use of antibiotics and antidepressants, incorrectly chosen contraceptives, not using hats during cold seasons, a sharp change of climatic zones, anesthesia during operations, endocrine disorders, hormonal changes during pregnancy or during menopause and, of course, bad food.

Building Material For Hair

We are what we eat. For normal functioning of the human body we need a proper balanced diet plus additional emphasis on a number of components. For growth and strength of hair we need protein, iron and amino acids. So, the diet must include red meats and poultry, liver, fatty fish and seafood. Protein and amino acids are the building blocks of your hair.

While alcohol, nicotine and coffee are destructive, causing problems to the vessels, and as a result, poor circulation, one of the important factors affecting hair loss.

Various vegetable oils can be useful against hair loss - olive, flaxseed, pumpkin, wheat germ oil. Try to drink a spoon on an empty stomach every morning. If it is difficult for you, eat it more classical methods, such as salad dressing or add to porridge.

By the way, oatmeal, rye bread, products with added bran, and pasta from durum wheat likewise must be present in your diet. Complex carbohydrates contained in these products are extremely important for the body to function properly.

Vitamins and Important Foods

Lack of sufficient amounts of vitamins A, D, E and group B directly cause hair loss. To correct the situation, you can try drinking a special course of vitamins. Today, there are many different vitamin complexes that include useful and mineral supplements, such as magnesium, calcium, selenium, potassium.

Another option - to add to your diet more foods that contain the necessary vitamins for you. Vitamin A (retinol and beta-carotene) - one of the most important in our body. The largest quantities of it is present in carrots, citrus, spinach, greens. If we consider the products of animal origin, a lot of vitamin A is in butter, cheese, eggs and, of course, in fish oil.

There is also vitamin D present in fish oil. Yeast, wheat germ, legumes, nuts, bran includes B vitamins, which affect the growth and density of hair. The sea buckthorn berries and vegetable oil contains vitamin E - the original carrier of oxygen in the body and thus stimulating circulation.

However, you should be careful with vitamins, because the abuse may get the opposite result. Although it is concerned primarily with various multivitamin complexes. You should also be careful about possible allergens, especially if you have already had allergies previously. Eat correctly - and the problem of hair loss will pass you by!

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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