Brazil Nuts: On the go and not enough time to prepare your morning meal? Grab a handful of brazil nuts on your way out the door. Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant that helps to keep your cells healthy, including your scalp and key in the production of thyroid hormones, which help to regulate hair growth. It is recommended you get 400 micrograms of selenium in your diet each day. Just one Brazil nut contains 68-91 mcgs. Just 4-5 nuts per day could help to protect your hair!
Oranges. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, in oranges and orange juice contain antioxidants. Vitamin C plays a role in the absorption of iron. While Vitamin C deficiencies are typically associated with body hair loss, a nice tall glass of orange juice, or a quick orange on the go can help your body to better absorb iron.
Cereal: Many whole-grain cereals on the market are fortified with extra iron. Iron is a key mineral that promotes a healthy blood supply. Iron helps to supply oxygen to the hair follicles and low Iron levels have been linked to hair loss. Be careful to stick to just one serving and not over indulge, however, as cereal can increase hair stressing androgen levels
Spinach: Finally, we introduce spinach. Loaded with beneficial hair nutrients, from Vitamin A to Iron, spinach will do more than give you Popeye like muscles–It also will help to grow your hair! Throw it in a smoothie, or cook up a delicious frittata! Your body and your hair will thank you!
Hair restoration surgery with the SmartGraft is often the last resort after years of frustrations. After surgery and leading up to a procedure, a balanced healthy diet will help to maintain your hair investment as will investing in hair healthy supplements that help to address hair loss from the inside out. In your rush to get back to your everyday normal, don’t skip out on the most important meal of the day—your hair will thank you!