Guys, let’s talk about hair loss. It’s a common problem, whether we like it or not. According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of hair loss. By the age of 50, approximately 85% of men will have significantly thinning hair. For those of you that have spent countless hours looking online for answers and remedies, have you ever thought to start by looking in your fridge?
A well-balanced diet is important to your overall well-being and that includes the health of your hair. Nutrition can play a key role in hair loss management and can even promote the regrowth of hair.
If you’re looking for ways to take control over your hair regrowth, here are 5 foods you should start implementing into your diet:
- Nuts—Accessible and easy to eat on-the-go, nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, vitamin E and copper
- Oysters—The age-old aphrodisiac, oysters are rich in zinc, an essential nutrient that is often overlooked because our bodies neither produce nor store it
- Sweet Potatoes—Sweet potatoes are the nutrient powerhouse on this list, containing omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and vitamins A, B, C, K and E
- Eggs—How do you like your eggs? Your hairline will take them anyway they come. Sunny side up, scrambled, or boiled, eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, as well as other B vitamins, zinc, selenium, sulfur and iron
- Spinach—Not just beneficial to your digestive system, adding or increasing the amount of spinach in your diet will ensure you are getting nutrients like iron, beta-carotene, folate and vitamins A, C into your body
Most men see their thinning hair and simply accept it as a part of aging. While clinical treatments for hair loss/regrowth should be explored and discussed with a healthcare professional, tailoring your diet to help promote hair regrowth is a great first step that puts you in control.