A Wholesome diet, rich in silica, calcium and iron will help reduce or prevent hair loss. Leafy, green vegetables are good mineral sources. Raw oats provide silica. Dried fruits and cherry juice are rich sources of iron. For women, thinning hair or hair loss can be a sign of problem in the gastrointestinal tract. It could be a sign of insufficient stomach acids; It could also mean a deficiency of protein, Zinc and / other nutrients.
For men, the balding process can be slowed down by adopting a low-fat diet. Male pattern baldness has been linked to increased testosterone levels during puberty. A high-fat, meat-based diet raises testosterone levels. And that may adversely affect hair follicles. Eating low-fat foods may not stop hair loss; but it might help slow it down. Anemia is one of the most frequent causes of hair loss. Eat plenty of iron-rich foods, like liver (unless pregnant) and other organ meat, whole grain cereals, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, dates, and raisins.
Studies have indicated that soy protein reinforces hair and stimulates its growth. Tofu and soy milk are good sources of soy protein. Other sources of protein are: low-fat cheese, eggs, fish, beans, brewer’s yeast and yogurt. Another important nutrient for healthy hair is silica. Organic silica added to Shampoo is believed to prevent baldness, stimulates healthier hair growth and endow it with shine, luster and strength. Silica can be applied externally to re-grow already lost hair. Silica is found in the outer coverings of potatoes, green and red peppers and cucumbers. Bean sprouts are also high in silica... Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron. Include a good serving of fruits and vegetables in your in your diet. Vitamin E is important for healthy hair growth. Eat avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil on a regular basis. If hair loss is due to thyroid dysfunction, eat more foods rich in vitamin A and iodine. Vegetables such as carrots or spinach. Unrefined, cold-pressed seed oils such as flax, walnuts or pumpkin seed and sea salt. Take turnips, cabbage, mustard, soy beans, peanuts, pine nuts and millet if there is a deficiency of iodine. Caution : Excessive intake of Vitamin A can cause hair loss. .View Before/after Gallery