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#1

Hey everyone, let’s keep updating this post and make a list of foods that benefit hair.

walnuts
almonds
salmon
avocados
seaweed
cheddar cheese
yogurt
granola
eggs
sunflower seeds
peanut butter
almond butter
black beans, any kind of bean
soybeans
wheat germ


#2

» Hey everyone, let’s keep updating this post and make a list of foods that
» benefit hair.
»
»
» walnuts
» almonds
» salmon
» avocados
» seaweed
» cheddar cheese
» yogurt
» granola
» eggs
» sunflower seeds
» peanut butter
» almond butter
» black beans, any kind of bean
» soybeans
» wheat germ
»
»
»

high sodium foods ie prepared lunchmeats, canned soup. soy sauce, tv dinners, most stuff has way too much salt…sodium in excess of 2000mg per day will start to make your hair shed

red meat,not good for your hair

high animal protein in excess of 30gm per day, the body cannot excrete this…and it makes uric acid in the blood as a byproduct of the digestive process. this uric acid will cause your hair to shed. avoid too much meat, dairy products etc.

high sugar products sugar uses a lot of B vitamins in the digestive process, thus robbing your body of these precious Bs, which your hair needs very much. Look at the super HAIR vitamins, they are LOADED with Bs, this is no coincidence it is because your hair really likes excess B vitamins, anything that takes B out of your system is bad for your hair


#3

6 Superfoods for Healthy Hair

By Dorie Eisenstein

It’s all about balance when it comes to optimal nutrition for maintaining healthy hair. “Hair is a fast-growing tissue and it’s likely to make demands on your body,” says Brian Thompson, principal trichologist and director of product development at Philip Kingsley Trichological Centre in New York and London. “You need a mixture of protein, complex carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals. But if you consume too much of any one thing, particularly certain vitamins and minerals, you can create problems with hair growth.”

Good hair nutrition begins with getting enough protein, which is the building block of your hair. Then you need complex carbohydrates to help assemble the proteins for hair growth. “Once you’ve considered protein, then getting iron in absorbable forms is one of the single most important minerals as far as hair growth is concerned,” says Thompson. Other important vitamins and minerals include B complex, which is associated with energy production and building good hair and skin issues, folic acid, B12, and zinc.

Here, a list of foods that Thompson recommends be consumed along with fresh fruits and vegetables:

  1. Beef. If you don’t have high cholesterol, Thompson recommends eating red meat twice a week for optimal hair health. Not only does beef have the protein you need, but also B vitamins, iron, and zinc, important minerals for healthy hair.

  2. Eggs or Egg Whites. Vegetarian? Can’t eat red meat for health reasons? Then egg whites are the way to go. “If you can’t eat an animal protein, egg whites are the next best thing,” says Thompson. “Their value is underestimated in our society.”

  3. Brown Short-Grain Rice. You should have complex carbohydrates, which feed you energy over a longer period of time than refined carbohydrates, with your protein source at meals. Brown short-grain rice is an ideal form. It’s also a good source of B vitamins and some fiber.

  4. Cottage Cheese. Try low-fat cottage cheese for a protein-packed breakfast or lunch on the go when you don’t have time to make eggs. Top it with some fresh berries for an added serving of fruit. Plus, cottage cheese is also a good source of calcium.

  5. Bacon. Although it’s not a good food to eat if you’re trying to lose weight, Kingsley recommends eating a normal serving of bacon for extra B vitamins, zinc, and protein.

  6. Salmon. Try it smoked or fresh at breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a good dose of protein along with B vitamins, including B12, and other vitamins and minerals.


#4

» 6 Superfoods for Healthy Hair
»
» By Dorie Eisenstein
»
» It’s all about balance when it comes to optimal nutrition for maintaining
» healthy hair. “Hair is a fast-growing tissue and it’s likely to make
» demands on your body,” says Brian Thompson, principal trichologist and
» director of product development at Philip Kingsley Trichological Centre in
» New York and London. “You need a mixture of protein, complex carbohydrates,
» and vitamins and minerals. But if you consume too much of any one thing,
» particularly certain vitamins and minerals, you can create problems with
» hair growth.”
»
» Good hair nutrition begins with getting enough protein, which is the
» building block of your hair. Then you need complex carbohydrates to help
» assemble the proteins for hair growth. “Once you’ve considered protein,
» then getting iron in absorbable forms is one of the single most important
» minerals as far as hair growth is concerned,” says Thompson. Other
» important vitamins and minerals include B complex, which is associated with
» energy production and building good hair and skin issues, folic acid, B12,
» and zinc.
»
» Here, a list of foods that Thompson recommends be consumed along with
» fresh fruits and vegetables:
»
» 1. Beef. If you don’t have high cholesterol, Thompson recommends eating
» red meat twice a week for optimal hair health. Not only does beef have the
» protein you need, but also B vitamins, iron, and zinc, important minerals
» for healthy hair
.
»
» 2. Eggs or Egg Whites. Vegetarian? Can’t eat red meat for health reasons?
» Then egg whites are the way to go. “If you can’t eat an animal protein, egg
» whites are the next best thing,” says Thompson. “Their value is
» underestimated in our society.”
»
» 3. Brown Short-Grain Rice. You should have complex carbohydrates, which
» feed you energy over a longer period of time than refined carbohydrates,
» with your protein source at meals. Brown short-grain rice is an ideal form.
» It’s also a good source of B vitamins and some fiber.
»
» 4. Cottage Cheese. Try low-fat cottage cheese for a protein-packed
» breakfast or lunch on the go when you don’t have time to make eggs. Top it
» with some fresh berries for an added serving of fruit. Plus, cottage cheese
» is also a good source of calcium.
»
» 5. Bacon. Although it’s not a good food to eat if you’re trying to lose
» weight, Kingsley recommends eating a normal serving of bacon for extra B
» vitamins, zinc, and protein.
»
» 6. Salmon. Try it smoked or fresh at breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a
» good dose of protein along with B vitamins, including B12, and other
» vitamins and minerals.

total bs this post…red meat is bad for your diet and bad for your hair
now it is a complete protein, and complete protein is good for your hair, but it is not a good way to get complete protein…this doc is nuts


#5

"9 foods that help prevent hair loss

  1. Chickpeas

Eating chickpeas basically kills two birds with one stone. You can get both zinc and the vitamin B-6 you need for healthy hair from chickpeas. Zinc has an important part in building hair protein.

Zinc also works together with Vitamin A. Missing one of those two causes you to have dandruff that could contribute to hair loss. Non Vegans can eat roast beef instead and get all of the same benefits and protein as well.

  1. Roast beef

Roast beef is another source of Vitamin B-6 and Zinc. It’s also a good source of protein. Vegans might consider taking Soy beans instead for protein and chickpeas for vitamin B6 and Zinc. :stuck_out_tongue:

  1. Soy beans

Soy is a great source of protein for vegans. It also contains a substantial amount of Iron and Vitamin E. Iron is an important part of hemoglobin production. Hemoglobin is responsible for getting oxygen to the tissues of the body. Without it your hair won’t grow.

Vitamin E also helps with the absorption of oxygen and increasing blood circulation to the scalp.

  1. Almonds

Almonds are good sources of vegetarian protein, Iron and Vitamin E. They also help to lower cholesterol helping you avoid having to take cholesterol lowering drugs in the future. Some cholesterol lowering drugs actually cause hair loss.

  1. Whole wheat

Whole wheat is a good source of Silica and Iron. Silica is very important because it helps with the absorption of many other vitamins and minerals. It’s usually not found in abundance in western diets and in many cases it could be one of the main causes of hair loss.

  1. cow’s milk

Cow’s milk has absorbable Iodine. It’s impossible to overdose on Iodine from food sources unlike Iodized salt.

  1. oats

Oats are a good source of easily absorbable Iron as well. It’s also a good source of Potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.

  1. Oranges

Oranges (or orange juice) are a good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps make meat and soy sources of Iron more absorbable. Vitamin C is a big part of the development of collagen which is necessary for hair growth.

  1. Fish

Fish is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Protein and essential fatty acids (efa’s). EFA’s play a major role in maintaining healthy nails, hair and skin."


#6

» “9 foods that help prevent hair loss
»
» 1. Chickpeas
»
» Eating chickpeas basically kills two birds with one stone. You can get
» both zinc and the vitamin B-6 you need for healthy hair from chickpeas.
» Zinc has an important part in building hair protein.
»
» Zinc also works together with Vitamin A. Missing one of those two causes
» you to have dandruff that could contribute to hair loss. Non Vegans can eat
» roast beef instead and get all of the same benefits and protein as well.
»
» 2. Roast beef
»
» Roast beef is another source of Vitamin B-6 and Zinc. It’s also a good
» source of protein. Vegans might consider taking Soy beans instead for
» protein and chickpeas for vitamin B6 and Zinc
. :stuck_out_tongue:
»
» 3. Soy beans
»
» Soy is a great source of protein for vegans. It also contains a
» substantial amount of Iron and Vitamin E. Iron is an important part of
» hemoglobin production. Hemoglobin is responsible for getting oxygen to the
» tissues of the body. Without it your hair won’t grow.
»
» Vitamin E also helps with the absorption of oxygen and increasing blood
» circulation to the scalp.
»
» 4. Almonds
»
» Almonds are good sources of vegetarian protein, Iron and Vitamin E. They
» also help to lower cholesterol helping you avoid having to take cholesterol
» lowering drugs in the future. Some cholesterol lowering drugs actually
» cause hair loss.
»
» 5. Whole wheat
»
» Whole wheat is a good source of Silica and Iron. Silica is very important
» because it helps with the absorption of many other vitamins and minerals.
» It’s usually not found in abundance in western diets and in many cases it
» could be one of the main causes of hair loss.
»
» 6. cow’s milk
»
» Cow’s milk has absorbable Iodine. It’s impossible to overdose on Iodine
» from food sources unlike Iodized salt.
»
» 7. oats
»
» Oats are a good source of easily absorbable Iron as well. It’s also a good
» source of Potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.
»
» 8. Oranges
»
» Oranges (or orange juice) are a good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps
» make meat and soy sources of Iron more absorbable. Vitamin C is a big part
» of the development of collagen which is necessary for hair growth.
»
» 9. Fish
»
» Fish is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Protein and essential
» fatty acids (efa’s). EFA’s play a major role in maintaining healthy nails,
» hair and skin.”

the natural is a paid spokesman for the cattlemans associaltion , and the American Beef industry


#7

Pumpkin Seeds:

Rich in magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, phytosterols (beta-sitosterol). Pumpkin seeds are also supposed to help with prostate health, so perhaps it does something with DHT as well.


#8

What about foods that are harmful to your hair?


#9

high sodium foods ie prepared lunchmeats, canned soup. soy sauce, tv dinners, most stuff has way too much salt…sodium in excess of 2000mg per day will start to make your hair shed

red meat,not good for your hair

high animal protein in excess of 30gm per day, the body cannot excrete this…and it makes uric acid in the blood as a byproduct of the digestive process. this uric acid will cause your hair to shed. avoid too much meat, dairy products etc.

high sugar product
s sugar uses a lot of B vitamins in the digestive process, thus robbing your body of these precious Bs, which your hair needs very much. Look at the super HAIR vitamins, they are LOADED with Bs, this is no coincidence it is because your hair really likes excess B vitamins, anything that takes B out of your system is bad for your hair


#10

:smiley:


#11

For some reason, when I take honey I have less scalp itches. I came to this conclusion after realising an improvement since I started to add honey to my dialy home-made smoothie.

I found as well a previous post from Debris on this matter:
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-31202.html

Any thoughts/similar experience? Or could it be just another of those placebo’s/psycho’s/Lourdes’ kinda effect?


#12

latinlover, make sure you use raw organic honey. Pasteurized honey sold in most stores doesn’t have half the nutrients. I also heard if you feed pasteurized honey to bees they will die. Raw organic honey tastes so much better too.

» For some reason, when I take honey I have less scalp itches. I came
» to this conclusion after realising an improvement since I started to add
» honey to my dialy home-made smoothie.
»
» I found as well a previous post from Debris on this matter:
» http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-31202.html
»
» Any thoughts/similar experience? Or could it be just another of those
» placebo’s/psycho’s/Lourdes’ kinda effect?