We are what we eat. A sentence as absolute as it is certain that many still do not take it as seriously as they should. Many illnesses are directly related to poor nutrition or the lack of certain nutrients that weaken the body in general and, of course, the hair as well.
That is why there are many dermatologists who manage to put an end to hair loss by changing the way in which eat those patients who come after seeing that their hair begins to fall at an abnormal rate, with important results.
More and more studies are linking hair loss with the lack of certain minerals and vitamins that we can find in food. Because, as the endocrinologists say, we have to eat vitamins and not look for them in tablets, as they don’t have the same effect.
In addition to remember the importance of following a Mediterranean diet, low in fats and sugars and high in fruits and vegetables, to insist that, as nutrition experts say, if you eat fruits and vegetables of all colors and combine it with fish, some meat low in fats, hydrates and legumes, your body will have everything it needs to function without any deficit.
That’s why in this post we have decided to list all the important nutrients needed to have a strong and healthy hair and, thus, avoid that it falls out in consequence of food problem. As it is clear, that feeding our hair follicles properly without mistreating them, although we will not be able to grow where it no longer does, we can paralyze future falls.
Foods that prevent hair loss
The following is a list of minerals and vitamins that hair loss specialists recommend to integrate into the diet. The list is made up of a total of seven minerals and other 5 vitamins that have a decisive influence on hair health.
-Vitamin A: eggs, liver, vegetables in general, milk and olive oil
– B-complex vitamins (B6 and B12): fish, beef and pork, liver, chicken, soybeans, eggs, legumes, nuts and whole grains.
– Vitamin B; green beans, animal viscera, brewer’s yeast, egg yolks and whole grains.
* Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid)
* Vitamin B5 (panthenol)
* Vitamin B6.
* Vitamin B8 (biotin)
* Vitamin B12
– Vitamin C: kiwi, citrus, mango, strawberries, melon, vegetables and red peppers.
– Vitamin E: nuts, eggs, spinach, broccoli, soya and wheat.
– Vitamin D: blue fishes.
In addition to these foods, as we mentioned above, it is important to include hydrates, legumes and leave out saturated fats, sugars, and processed foods, trans fats, frozen and try on integrating the Mediterranean diet to our daily lives. If we do this we will strengthen our hair follicles and thus prevent the weakest follicles from falling and, on the other hand, improve the health of those who still sprout on our scalp.
Eating well is not only necessary to enjoy healthy hair, but also to enjoy a good health, to keep us away from the doctor and avoid all kinds of diseases throughout our lives. We end up remembering what we commented in the first letters of this article: We are what we eat, and we can never forget that.