According to the NHS, men have a 50 percent chance of having male-pattern baldness by the time they reach 50 years old. And although this particular “condition” doesn’t afflict women as often, they may still find that their hair thins as they age, especially once they go through menopause.
While you can’t always stop this situation from occurring, especially when it is hereditary, there are certain foods that you can eat that may help with the health and possible regrowth of your hair. Here are a few of them:
- Salmon – It is salmon’s omega-3 fatty acids that help with hair growth and health the most (not to mention it is high in vitamin D and protein—two other nutrients essential to healthy hair), making this a great addition to your regular food menu.
- Eggs – Eggs are high in vitamin D as well, so add these into your diet to help reduce hair loss and thinning.
- Spinach – This dark, leafy green is great for a number of health reasons, and hair regrowth is just one of them thanks to its vitamin C, folate, and iron (iron deficiency contributes to hair loss).
- Bok Choy – Bok Choy is also high in iron, making it great for helping with hair regrowth.
- Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes contain a lot of vitamin A which is good for your scalp.
- Carrots – Also high in vitamin A, carrots help with oil production on your scalp, creating the perfect environment for the growth of healthy hair.
- Greek Yogurt – High in protein and vitamin D, Greek yogurt can help protect your hair’s health while making it stronger at the same time.
- Walnuts – This particular type of nut contains hair healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but it also has two other nutrients important to your hair: vitamin E and biotin.
Add these types of foods to your diet and you may be able to stop, if not reverse, your hair loss or growth issues. You’ve got nothing to lose by trying them, other than more hair, that is.