Part of the reason thousands of people experience hair loss, hair fall, and hair thinning problems is the fact that they don’t get enough of the nutrients needed by the scalp.
By far, the best way to obtain vitamins and minerals for the health of the body and the hair is from eating the right kinds of food.
Having a vegan diet is an ideal means of treating hair loss and stimulating hair regrowth from within the scalp, that is, tapping the cells, tissues, and hair follicles into activity.
Eating a well-balanced diet made up of fruits and vegetables—minus the processed foods, animal meats, and by-products—is the essence of a vegan diet to obtain healthier hair growth.
A vegetarian diet focuses on plants for food. Vegans believe that the key to a nutritionally sound diet is eating a variety of foods such as dried beans, peas, grains, seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables.
The following are vegan-friendly foods that can help improve the health of the hair and the body in general:
In a vegan diet, legumes are good sources of zinc. This mineral helps reverse scalp problems and sustains the function of the sebaceous glands to produce a sufficient amount of sebum needed for hair regrowth.
Baked beans are one of the best vegan foods for zinc. In addition, chickpeas, fortified cereals, and soybeans provide a good amount of zinc.
* Whole Grains
Whole grains help strengthen and moisturize the hair. Wheat berry bread and oats are excellent sources of biotin which is essential for bodily functions like regulating blood sugar levels.
It also works to strengthen the muscles and is one of the most essential components in the hair and nail manufacturing process. Other forms of whole grains are brown rice, barley, and quinoa.
* Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
Kale, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, and Swiss chard are excellent sources of vitamin A, which promotes hair regrowth. Vitamin A assists in the treatment of thinning hair by producing healthy sebum, an oily substance that keeps the scalp and the hair follicles moisturized, keeping it hydrated for smoother and shinier hair strands.
* Nuts and Seeds
Roasted cashews, almonds, sesame and pumpkin seeds offer a good amount of zinc. Ground flaxseed, on the other hand, provides vegans with omega-3 essential fatty acids that are an essential type of fatty acids needed by the hair for optimum hair growth.
To efficiently regrow hair through a vegan diet, more iron- and zinc-rich fruits and vegetables are needed since both minerals are absorbed by the body better from meat than from plant-based foods.
Note: You should also visit your nutritionist to determine what type of foods other than the ones mentioned above can help achieve fuller, thicker, and healthier hair.
Author: Hannie Lopez