Your hair thrives off a number of items including lean proteins, vegetables, healthy fats, and iron. If you’re worried about the amount of hair you’re losing, it may be time to take a closer look at some of your daily habits. If you don’t want to continue saying goodbye to your gorgeous strands, it’s time you start giving your hair what it needs.
Many things can contribute to the loss of hair. Deficiencies in the following four areas could be the culprit of your lifeless mane and onset hair loss.
The Importance of Iron
Sorry ladies, but lack of iron is a contributing factor to female pattern hair loss; the slow thinning of hair and shrinking of hair follicles. Premenopausal women naturally tend to experience low iron levels, especially those who have heavier periods. If you aren’t much of a meat eater, your iron levels are likely even lower. Stop depriving your hair of this essential mineral and start adding iron-rich food to your diet.
Stop Hiding from Vitamin D
If you’re still living with the misconception that the sun is your enemy, then listen up – you’re doing your hair (and skin) a disservice. Vitamin D plays a vital role in protecting you from female pattern hair loss. I’m not saying you need to bake in the sun to keep those luscious locks, but you do need to spend a bit of time in the sun each day. Even 15 minutes of sunshine can provide your hair with the vitamin D it craves to stay healthy.
Benefits of Zinc
Zinc is another must-have to keep your hair looking its best. A deficiency in zinc can lead to the loss of hair. While you don’t want to consume high doses of zinc, you do want to ensure your hair is receiving enough to stay healthy and strong. Start adding foods rich in zinc, including shellfish and meat.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Healthy fats promote strong hair with incredible shine. Who doesn’t love the sound of that? To ensure your hair is the envy of all, incorporate two full servings of oily fish, such as salmon or cod, every week. Doesn’t sound like your cup of tea? If a supplement is your preferred method; investing in a high-quality option is the way to go.
Bone Broth Benefits
Bone broth is packed with all the nutrients your hair loves, needs, and craves. Rich in collagen, amino acids, proteins, gelatin, and minerals, bone broth has the power to strengthen your hair and guard against loss. Collagen is known for its hair-strengthening benefits, as well as supporting strong nails and healthy skin. Bone broth’s nutrients are also known for their enhanced bioavailability; allowing your body to absorb more of the minerals and nutrients it needs as it passes through your system. I recommend a daily dose of bone broth or a collagen supplement to keep your hair in good health.
You can take a more in-depth look into additional, less common causes of hair loss you may be experiencing here. Ready to learn how to make your own bone broth? Follow my recipe or grab your copy of the Bone Broth Cookbook with over 125 delicious, health-promoting recipes now!
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