Apart from the normal aging process, people can lose their hair because of medical conditions such as diabetes, stress, autoimmune disorders, lack of sleep and vitamin deficiencies. Some people just ‘naturally’ seem to lose their hair. If you fall into any of these categories, then there is hope to avoid losing your hair, by simply making a few changes to your daily diet. Following are a few of the best foods to eat for hair loss prevention may help… 
Spinach – hair loss, according to studies conducted, is due to the extreme lack of iron and vitamin D2 levels in some people’s bodies in some cases. Spinach is an excellent source of iron and vitamin C, which also helps the body to absorb iron. A spinach salad, with mushrooms or hard boiled eggs, both of which are rich in vitamin D, can help a lot to reduce hair loss . 
Foods rich in copper and zinc – your body only needs a small amount of copper to stay healthy. However, it is essential to help your body to function properly and this includes healthy hair growth. Enough copper in your body will help prevent hair loss and help your hair to become thicker. Zinc is also extremely important for healthy hair, since it helps in the production of new hair cells. 
Oysters are extremely rich in zinc, as are black sesame seeds, which are used in Asia as a treatment for hair loss. Other foods rich in zinc include spinach, eggs, walnuts, green peas, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, oatmeal and wheat germ. 
Salmon – since hair, (just like nails) is a protein, it is extremely important to add protein to your daily diet, in order to promote the growth of new hair and keep your existing hair strong and in good health. Your hair also needs protein to produce keratin, one of the main components of hair. Salmon, a marine-based protein loaded with vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, has been shown to be extremely effective at boosting hair growth. 
Beta carotene – beta carotene protects the hair from becoming dull and dry. It also stimulates the glands situated in your scalp to produce sebum, an oily fluid essential for healthy hair. Beta carotene is found in all orange-coloured vegetables and fruits, including pumpkin, carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes and sweet melons. 
Honey – honey, when used topically, can do a lot to prevent thinning hair. Studies were conducted on patients suffering with a condition which included itching, scaling and hair loss. Participants were asked to apply a mixture made up of 90% honey and 10% water to their scalp every second day for one month. All participants at the end of the study reported that they noticed a significant reduction in hair loss. 
Cinnamon – besides the smell of cinnamon bringing back memories of the festive season, it also helps to improve circulation which transports nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. For reduced hair loss and a head of healthy-looking hair, dust this fragrant spice liberally in your coffee, on toast, pancakes and any other meals or snacks during the day, to help prevent hair loss. 
This article should have given you plenty of ideas of food/s that can be incorporated into your diet to try and help if you are suffering from a hair loss problem. Try experimenting and see what a difference can be personally made. 
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