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8 Foods to Eat for Healthier Hair Slideshow


Just like your body, your hair also benefits from a proper diet

Brazil Nuts

Selenium is a crucial mineral for scalp health and dandruff prevention, and Brazil nuts contain more selenium per gram than any other food. Selenium is also a natural antioxidant that negates the damage done to hair from too much sun exposure.

Eggs

Eggs (particularly egg whites) are high in sulfur, which is sometimes called the “beauty mineral” because of its ability to promote blood circulation and stimulate hair growth.

Kiwi

Kiwi is rich in vitamins C and E — two nutrients that are most effective when consumed together. Vitamin C helps with iron absorption, which is necessary for hair follicle growth, and it also improves circulation to the scalp. Vitamin E promotes scalp health and hair elasticity.

Lentils

Lentils are rich in protein and iron, which are both critical to healthy hair growth. Protein helps fortify the root of the follicle (which comprises protein cells) and allows for longer strands of hair, while iron carries oxygen to the hair and stimulates hair follicle growth. Iron deficiency was found to be one of the most common reasons for hair loss in pre-menopausal women. One cup of cooked lentils offers 36 percent of your recommended daily intake of iron.

Mushrooms

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Mushrooms are naturally high in biotin, one of the B-complex vitamins that is a popular remedy for hair loss. Although the effects of biotin on hair health are yet to be substantiated by scientific research, hair loss often accompanies biotin deficiencies.

Pumpkin Seeds


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.


Hair Loss Can Be Fought With These 7 Foods

Much like the rest of your body, your hair goes through changes as you get older. The hair cycle -- rest, shed and grow -- slow downs, and can lead to hair loss, which can be very traumatizing.

"Your hair changes every seven years," explains women's hair restoration expert Lucinda Ellery. "There are 150,000-200,000 hairs on our heads we actually shed 100 a day, 36,000 in a year on average. It regenerates at approximately the same rate, although a little bit less each trimester.

"By the time you're 15, it's the best head of hair you'll have for your entire life. (Editor's note: Wah!) By the time you're 30 there will be a significant change in your hair, but not one you may have clicked into mentally. By the time you're 37, 40, there's a marked changed. This is where people panic -- it's a natural cycle of aging."

"The causes are always the same," says Dr. Mickey Barber, president of Cenegics Carolinas, an age management institute. "The number one reason is stress, number two is iron deficiency and the number three is hormonal, which could be affected by menopause, perimenopause."

Instead of panicking at the strands of hair in your brush, Ellery recommends taking control of your body by eating healthier.

"It's really how healthy your body is. You start to notice more shine and elasticity, if you start treating your body from within.," Ellery told the Huffington Post. "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."

So what foods should you eat to help strengthen your hair and avoid hair loss? Take a look at the slideshow below.