10 Foods That Fight Hair Loss So You Can Stay Ageless

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If your hair has been thinning as you get older, it might be time to evaluate your diet. The right shampoo, supplements or haircut can help you maintain thick and healthy hair, but what you eat is also a big factor. Eating healthy can help your hair stay healthy and not thin or fall out as quickly.

Here are some of the top foods to eat if you have thinning hair.

1. Salmon

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Fish, especially salmon, contains omega-3 fatty acids, which deliver protein to your body and hair. The fat also keeps your scalp moisturized, which can prevent hair loss. If you have salmon a few times a week, you should start to notice your hair becoming more moisturized and healthier looking.

2. Eggs

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Eggs are a great breakfast if you are looking to avoid thinning hair. They contain protein, iron, omega-6 fatty acids, and zinc. These are all great nutrients for your hair! They also contain biotin, which you may recognize from supplements that are supposed to grow your hair and nails.

3. Avocados

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Avocados contain healthy fats that help your hair grow. If you don’t like eating them, you can also put them directly on your hair to reap some benefits. Make your own hair mask with avocados and olive or coconut oil. Apply to the ends of your hair for super-soft locks.

4. Spinach

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Popeye may have eaten spinach for strong bones, but spinach can also help your hair. It contains iron, and lack of iron can lead to hair loss. Spinach also contains vitamins A and C, which help maintain oil production and collagen, both of which result in healthy, lustrous hair.

5. Almonds

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Almonds are a great snack that contain protein, vitamin E, biotin and healthy fats. All of these things help your hair grow if you are dealing with thinning hair.

6. Sweet potatoes

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Sweet potatoes are healthy carbs that contain a lot of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your body produce collagen, which is essential for strong hair. Sweet potatoes can help your hair stay full and healthy.

7. Greek yogurt

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Greek yogurt is a healthy source of protein, vitamin D and vitamin B5. Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency can lead to hair loss, so make sure you get enough sunlight and eat foods filled with vitamin D.

8. Fruits that contain vitamin C

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We’ve already covered that vitamin C is great for your hair and helps avoid hair breakage, so fill up on it. Many fruits contain vitamin C including oranges, strawberries, pineapples, kiwis and mangoes.

9. Red Meat

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Red meat isn’t always healthy, but eating lean red meat occasionally can give you the iron and zinc you need to regrow hair.

10. Chicken

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If you aren’t a red meat fan, try eating lean protein like chicken. It can help prevent hair loss or hair that just stopped growing.

Do you experience hair thinning or hair loss? Don’t forget to add these healthy foods into your diet!

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This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Lauren Stewart.

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