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Sound Nutrition for Luxurious Hair

The Human Body is a marvelous fine tuned machine; a pivotal factor in its continual smooth functioning is the provision of adequate and balanced nutrition. This is also essential for a healthy head of hair. Nutritional aberrations can lead to hair loss.

Iron deficiency can cause a kind of diffuse hair loss known as telogen effluvium. Iron deficiency can result from inadequate intake of foods rich in iron and in post pubescent women from excessive menstruation.

Dieting, especially crash dieting, can lead to diffuse hair shedding some months after the start of the diet. Protein and Protein/ Caloric malnutrition, known as Kwashiorkor and Marasma cause hair loss also. Insufficient essential fatty acid intake can cause telogen effluvium. Hair loss is also a feature of zinc and biotin deficiencies. Biotin deficiency can result from ingestion of too much raw egg whites. Body builders beware when trying to supplement the lean protein intake by consuming egg whites in proteins shakes.

To maintain a healthy and luxurious head of hair, it is essential to have a balanced diet that includes carbohydrates, protein, fats, zinc and vitamins. Consume foods rich in iron such as oatmeal, cream of wheat, raisin bran cereal, baked potato, green leafy vegetables, liver, meat, and dates or prunes to replenish body iron stores. Be certain to consume adequate omega-3 fatty acids. Excellent sources of these essential fatty acids are wild salmon, sardines, herring or mackerel, and freshly ground flax seeds.

To ensure a healthy, luxurious head of hair with a good lustre and sheen eat sensibly. Whether you have had a hair restoration procedure, or are blessed with a full head of hair, eating a balanced diet as discussed above will maximize the quality of your hair. What’s more such good living may booster your health!