5 Foods That Prevent Hair Loss

If there's one thing I have been trying to avoid discussing here, it's my thinning hair. For a long time post baby #2 delivery (FYI: he is turning 5y/o this July), I was stuck in denial stage. What made me face reality, you may ask? Well, in this modern day and age, I realized everything has a solution so might as well I start doing something before it's too late right? I started using hair fall control shampoo recently but it doesn't seem very effective. Moreover, I am not that desperate yet to go into ridiculously expensive hair treatment that promotes hair growth so I am trying to find natural ways to give my hair some love.

I did a little research and ta-da! Here's sharing you five foods that promote healthy and smooth hair:

Strawberries are great source of Vitamin C that our body needs to help create protein - also known as "building blocks of hair". Thankfully, I have a strawberry monster at home none other than G so I also get my daily dose of Vitamin C from his regular stock of Korean strawberries in the fridge. I like eating it on it's own, most especially when it's fresh, juicy and sweet with the slightest hint of sourness. Not a fan of strawberries? Other alternatives include the citrus fruits and other Vitamin C-rich vegetables.

My all-time favourite fish is actually rich in healthy fats (i.e omega 3 fatty acids) that help us maintain a shiny, smooth hair by nourishing the oil glands around our hair follicles. Salmon in my opinion are very palatable when it is smoked and eaten with mixed greens. Some like it on their toast while others like it baked with a drizzle of lemon juice and a sprinkle of dill. Whichever is your preference, just make sure you get your recommended portion per week to help keep your scalp healthy.

Roasted almond has always been my favourite on-the-go snack. Little did I know that it actually helps my hair grow thicker  due to its high biotin content. Biotin, also known as Vitamin H or coenzyme R is a water-soluble B-complex Vitamin that help the body convert food into energy. Biotin deficiency could lead to hair loss and other health problems.

Like salmon, avocado is rich in essential fatty acids. Apart from eating its ripe and nutrient-rich flesh, you can also opt to apply it directly on your hair and scalp because it has the ability to stimulate elastin and collagen production, both of which promote healthier hair.

Oysters are rich in zinc and zinc deficiency apparently causes poor scalp conditions that lead to hair loss so make sure to have your regular supply of zinc from your favourite seafood restaurant that serves oyster fresh and delicious with just a drizzle of lemon juice.

Do you know any other food that helps us maintain a healthier and thicker locks? Please share to let us have more good hair days ahead!

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