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Can hair loss be halted by eating these foods?

Can hair loss be halted by eating these foods?

As we grow older, our bodies naturally show the signs of the passing years. Our midriffs may carry a few extra kilograms, or we might need to use corrective glasses or contact lenses as our eyesight begins to fail. For some of us, though, the first sign of ageing may be that our hair begins to thin or recede.

The Victorian Government's Better Health Channel states that a large proportion of Australian men will have endured temporal recession (hair loss at the temples) by the time they reach their mid-20s. Though it may not be noticeable to them at that age, it certainly will be once they reach their mid-50s, when visible balding is almost sure to have occurred.

It's a slightly prettier picture for Australian women, however - the same source states that hair loss in females is typically far more mild, and most likely won't happen until much later in life - if indeed it happens at all.

Foods for the follicles

However, it isn't simply the advancing years that can cause our hair to fall out or begin to thin. Stress, excessive alcohol consumption, and, interestingly, the prolonged wearing of hats can all lead to hair loss as can something else - a poor choice of diet.  

Green peas are a great choice of food which promotes healthy hair.Green peas are a great choice of food which promotes healthy hair.

"If you have a way of finding out if your body is acidic, imbibe foods that would make it more alkaline: Fresh vegetables, fresh salads, fresh nutrients in our drinks and our foods. Avoid acid making foods like milk and dairy products, breads, and potatoes because they change the pH value of your body," hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery told the Huffington Post.

So what healthy foods should we look out for if we're trying to keep a full head of hair for as long as possible?

Sunflower seeds

Don't be deceived by these tiny seeds, as they are big in nutrients, many of which can help your hair keep in fine fettle for many years to come. Vitamin E, iron and zinc are the main ingredients at play in sunflower seeds, as well as vitamin B6 - just one cup of seeds will give you 31 per cent of the recommended daily intake. 

Vitamin B6 helps to supply oxygen to the scalp, which in turn can promote hair growth, so it's well worth chomping on a few of these seeds each day - and they're great as part of a healthy lifestyle, too!

Green peas

Another tiny foodstuff that punches above its weight, peas are jam-packed with lovely protein, which is essential for good hair growth. The little green spheres are also replete in vitamin C, beta-carotene, and even iron - their versatility also makes them a great addition to any healthy diet. 

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Can hair loss be halted by eating these foods?

There are a great many things that can affect hair loss, many of which we can't control. However, we can control our diet - here are two foods that can maintain healthy hair.

As we grow older, our bodies naturally show the signs of the passing years. Our midriffs may carry a few extra kilograms, or we might need to use corrective glasses or contact lenses as our eyesight begins to fail. For some of us, though, the first sign of ageing may be that our hair begins to thin or recede.

The Victorian Government's Better Health Channel states that a large proportion of Australian men will have endured temporal recession (hair loss at the temples) by the time they reach their mid-20s. Though it may not be noticeable to them at that age, it certainly will be once they reach their mid-50s, when visible balding is almost sure to have occurred.

It's a slightly prettier picture for Australian women, however - the same source states that hair loss in females is typically far more mild, and most likely won't happen until much later in life - if indeed it happens at all.

Foods for the follicles

However, it isn't simply the advancing years that can cause our hair to fall out or begin to thin. Stress, excessive alcohol consumption, and, interestingly, the prolonged wearing of hats can all lead to hair loss as can something else - a poor choice of diet.  

Green peas are a great choice of food which promotes healthy hair.Green peas are a great choice of food which promotes healthy hair.

"If you have a way of finding out if your body is acidic, imbibe foods that would make it more alkaline: Fresh vegetables, fresh salads, fresh nutrients in our drinks and our foods. Avoid acid making foods like milk and dairy products, breads, and potatoes because they change the pH value of your body," hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery told the Huffington Post.

So what healthy foods should we look out for if we're trying to keep a full head of hair for as long as possible?

Sunflower seeds

Don't be deceived by these tiny seeds, as they are big in nutrients, many of which can help your hair keep in fine fettle for many years to come. Vitamin E, iron and zinc are the main ingredients at play in sunflower seeds, as well as vitamin B6 - just one cup of seeds will give you 31 per cent of the recommended daily intake. 

Vitamin B6 helps to supply oxygen to the scalp, which in turn can promote hair growth, so it's well worth chomping on a few of these seeds each day - and they're great as part of a healthy lifestyle, too!

Green peas

Another tiny foodstuff that punches above its weight, peas are jam-packed with lovely protein, which is essential for good hair growth. The little green spheres are also replete in vitamin C, beta-carotene, and even iron - their versatility also makes them a great addition to any healthy diet. 

Can hair loss be halted by eating these foods?
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