A proper diet and hair growth go hand-in-hand. We now know that biologically, we are what we eat. There are many physical and psychological benefits to a healthy diet. It turns out that one of the those benefits is hair growth and hair health. The proper combination of iron, protein and other dietary nutrients can help create healthy hair that looks and feels as healthy as your diet is.
Physicians regard healthy hair as hair that is growing in every follicle. If you are suffering hair loss or hair thinning, one of the first places to help reverse hair thinning or hair loss is found by consulting a physician or dietician about your diet. Be cure to discuss your concerns and ask for a healthy, balanced diet.
Individual strands of hair are heavy on protein. To have healthy air, the daily intake of protein is extremely helpful. In cases where the patient has chosen hair transplantation, both the donor and the recipient should have a protein-rich diet. There exists a misconception that hair and healthy fingernails and toenails need calcium to stay healthy. However, the most important nutrient is protein. In all cases, the diet should be balanced.
For most of us, the hair growing process is ongoing. For a large majority of people, at least 90 percent of the individual’s hair is growing every day. Each strand of hair grows prolifically for 2-3 years. At the full growth stage, the strands stop growing at that time. The growing process then rests for 3-4 months. At the end of the resting phase, the hair sheds and is replaces by a newly grown unit.
The end result is that of the 12,000 – 150,000 strands of hair on the body, 50 to 100 strands are lost every day. For most of us, the amount of lost hair is so insignificant that we do not notice the shedding hair.
For persons who have not implemented a balanced diet, it is not too late to begin. Adopting a smart diet will reap big wellness characteristics and one of them will be the quality and quantity of your hair. Popular sources of protein are plant foods like bean or other legumes whole grains, soy or meat from animal sources. These foodstuffs offer one of the best defenses against abnormal hair loss.
The significant contributions of a diet containing iron cannot be overlooked. Vitamin E and a host of trace minerals also help produce healthy hair. Healthy portions of copper, selenium and magnesium are also helpful.
Many persons feel qualified to implement their own diet but there are other factors that need to be considered with diet changes. One important consideration is then impact of a new diet on any existing health issues and medications.
For example, persons who are taking Warfarin or related blood thinners are usually under strict dietary guidelines. While a healthy head of hair is important, it should not be at the expense of more serious health concerns.
About the Author:
Melanie Daniel a freelance writer working for a hair restoration clinic in Port orange Florida. A Clinic serving Orlando and Central Florida.