Many men of different ages suffer from hair loss. This problem may be cause by an underlying disease, poor diet or usage of severe hair chemicals. If your hair loss is caused by a disease, you need to treat it in order to stop the problem. You also need to discontinue the usage of severe chemicals in order to avoid hair loss. However, if your hair loss is due to poor diet, you should make some changes.
The diet for treatment of hair loss includes usage of sea vegetables, protein, zinc and silica.
Sea vegetables are very useful in cases of underactive thyroid which may be responsible for hair loss. Sea vegetables include kelp, nori and dulse. They are available in dry form, as well as in the form of supplements. Some scientists claim sea vegetables are more beneficial that fruits and vegetables grown on land.
Hair is mostly made by protein and this explains why its intake is so important. However, this doesn’t mean you should eat excessive amounts of meat. Steaks are known to increase the levels of testosterone which often result in hair loss. You can find protein in eggs, nuts, seeds, beans and fish, so include all these foods in your daily diet.
According to numerous studies zinc deficiency is one of the reasons for male hair loss. Good sources of zinc are oysters, crab, lobster, almonds, yoghurt, oatmeal, chick peas, etc. You can also increase the levels of zinc by the usage of zinc supplements.
Silica is a mineral that makes collagen stronger. Collagen is associated with hair growth and can enhance this process. Silica can be found in dark green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, figs, onions, flax seeds, apples and grapes.