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What You Eat Matters

When folks begin to feel a sense of desperation when it comes to hair loss, hours are spent searching for any possible connection between behavior and the loss of precious hair. Recent studies have shown that there might just be a connection between what we eat and the amount of hair we have on our heads. While there isn’t a magical all-natural hair loss remedy that we can add to our diets (yet), there is one ingredient that many of us are getting less and less of today that might be linked to why so many people are losing their hair.

The mineral iron is a major part of healthy body and since more and more people are turning towards low meat or even vegetarian lifestyles, iron is quietly disappearing from the menu for many of us. This is why it is so important to take a vitamin supplement if you do not eat from all of the major food groups. Iron is most closely associated with red meat so if you are like so many people these days and you haven’t given up meat altogether, but you have given up red meat, you might want to start taking iron supplements right away.

Recent studies have shown that up to 40 percent of all women, and a slightly smaller percentage of men, aren’t getting enough iron in their diets, and since not everyone takes vitamin supplements, you can see the problem.

Many of us don’t link proper nutrition with hair health, but just like any other part of our body, it needs the proper ingredients to be healthy over the long term. If you feel that you won’t be getting enough iron in your diet over the next few months or years, look towards a multi-vitamin to help not only improve your hair, but also your overall health.

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  1. avd Says:

    I do not like simplistic statements. I almost never eat red meat (unless it is served in my dish at a dinner - less than once every 2 months), I always eat vegetarian and fish, and in rare cases I eat white meat, and have done so for the past 6 years. My latest blood draw showed I am low on iron. However, people everywhere always comment on how full and beautiful my hair is, they always say I could do shampoo adds. Personnally, I think hair and nail strength and brilliance is linked to vitamin intake - fresh vegetables and fruit, rich in carotene, and also I believe in fresh green tea, soy milk, and all other forms of anti-oxidants.

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