Did you know we lose 50-100 hairs per day without noticing? In this post, we’re talking about food for hair growth and hair loss prevention, because hair loss is a lot more common than you think. Not just in men, but in women too. In 2015, in a study commissioned by Philip Kingsley, around 1 in 5 women in the UK aged over 25 were experiencing hair loss or thinning.
Our individual worlds demand so much of us, of our time. Work, family, friends, cooking and eating the right food, exercising, commuting, finances, to list (more) than a few. It’s no wonder that stress and anxiety are one of the main causes of hair loss. Other causes include illness, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal changes and genetic disposition.
The hair loss industry is worth over £1.5 billion. Yep, you read that right. But whilst hair loss is generally considered a fact of life, we still find ourselves reporting low levels of self-esteem and confidence because of it. So, whether you’ve been seeing more hairs than usual flush down the plughole recently or you just want to help prevent it from happening in later life – you need to be introducing these foods into your diet, like yesterday…
Protein and biotin – two nutrients that supposedly prevent hair loss. Fried, boiled, poached, scrambled or a simple omelette, however you eat them – get them on your plate.
This leafy green is quite possibly one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Iron, Vitamins A, K and C, protein, and folate are all packed in. Vitamin A is the key though. It helps the skin glands produce sebum, an oil that helps moisturise the scalp and maintain healthy locks.
Antioxidants are said to protect hair follicles against damage from free radicals. Some say that drinking a lot of green tea are also thought to promote hair growth due to their antioxidant properties.
We know this fruit is everywhere, but there’s a reason. It’s super healthy! And yes, even promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. Avocados contain hefty amounts of fatty acids – ones that your body can’t produce – yet is one of the essential building blocks our cells need. A deficiency in these fatty acids have been linked to hair loss.
Pair these foods (and many others) with regular exercise to help relieve stress and you’ve got two of the best natural hair loss preventers out there. Why not book a class you love through Esquared? Download Esquared from the App Store or Google Play Store.