For many men as we get older there is the fear of having your hair slowly thin out and fall away, leaving a bald head that very few can pull off in a sexy way… we’re not all Bruce Willis after all. Luckily there are ways to help prevent hair loss and thinning of hair as you grow older, one of which is by gaining the right nutrients through the food you eat. We’ve put together a list of foods to help keep your hair thick and healthy that will make it easier for you to keep a full head of hair for years into the future.
Did you know that hair is made up of primarily protein? No? Well it is and it is important that you get a sufficient supply of lean, healthy protein in your diet to help keep your hair growing in thick even as you age. Be sure to eat protein that is of a higher quality as low quality protein can lead to brittle and weak hair that leads to more hair loss.
What You Should Eat: Poultry (Chicken, Turkey), Lean Beef, Eggs and Low-Fat Dairy (Yogurt, Cheese, Milk)
A study by a Cleveland research institute found that people who are iron deficient have a higher likelihood of hair loss than those with proper iron levels. Additionally, treating the deficiency can also help to initiate regrowth in areas that have started to thin over time, so iron is more important than ever in helping to keep your head full of hair.
What You Should Eat: Lean Protein, Leafy Greens, Whole Grains, Dried Beans & Fruit
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
Having a proper amount of omega-3’s in the body can help to keep the scalp from becoming dry (which can lead to a loss of hair follicles) and can help promote a vibrant shine in hair.
What You Should Eat: Salmon, Flaxseed, Nuts, Herring, Sardines
Having a properly hydrated body can help your body to stay healthy in a variety of ways including promoting proper hair growth, lustrous locks and a healthy scalp. Hair is made up of ¼ water so providing the necessary building blocks for that hair ensures that the process is as efficient and healthy as possible.
What You Should Eat: It is recommended that you drink at least eight 8oz glasses of liquids a day; this can be made up of drinks such as milk, juice, tea, etc, but water should be your main source of liquid each day.