What foods help fight hair loss?

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What foods help fight hair loss?

Most people will experience hair loss at some point in their life, which is why the market offers so many products that help slow down the hair loss process and make hair more dense. However, some foods may help fight hair loss, especially in patients who are deficient in nutrition and want to reverse the condition.

Eggs / Yogurt

Vitamin D and protein are important for keeping hair healthy and eggs and yogurts (especially Greek) are inexhaustible sources of them, which help to conserve strong, shiny and less prone to fall.

Vitamin D helps reduce stress and depression, since both are related to hair loss.

Albumin (egg white) also helps strengthen yarn.


Vegetables are rich in zinc. Zinc is involved in the processing of proteins in our body and in DNA synthesis, two important functions for cell reproduction in the hair follicle and hair growth.


Fish protein is low in fat. For hair to grow healthy it needs to have also magnesium, which is a nutrient found in the fillet of halibut, for example.


Spinach helps prevent hair loss, since iron deficiency is among the biggest causes of hair loss. Other foods rich in iron are red meat and broccoli.


Chestnut Pará deserves space in its diet by offering selenium: its lack leaves hair thin, brittle and lackluster. In addition, this food has zinc, which helps reduce excessive oiliness and prevents scaling on the scalp.


It provides two nutrients: beta-carotene and vitamin A. The former is an antioxidant that fights the action of free radicals and thus avoids falling. But vitamin A acts on the health of scalp cells, nourishing them, and interferes with the excessive production of the hair’s oil.

Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits offer vitamin C and flavonoids, substances that activate the blood microcirculation in the scalp. Result: Yarns grow faster, harder and less subject to sagging, cracking and drying.


Pumpkin seed, for example, is rich in vitamin E (with a recognized antioxidant action).


Deficiencies in vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) produce problems in the skin and hair, both seborrhea and hair loss, so it is important for people with this type of problem to add wheat germ to their food, also because it contains zinc.

If your problem is not hair loss, but baldness, you can contact Dr. João Carlos Pereira, a specialist in hair problems, hair transplantation and hair loss. It will detect your degree of baldness through related tests and indicate the best treatment for each case.