5 Foods Women Should Be Eating To Prevent Hair Loss

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Are you tired of picking clumps of hair out of the drain every time you shower?

By the age of 50, as many as 85 percent of men will have experienced hair thinning. Women also experience hair loss as they age. As many as 40 percent of women are affected by thinning hair.

The good news is that not all hair loss is permanent. By increasing your intake of certain nutrients, you can help strengthen your strands and give you a much better head of hair.

Here are five foods you should be adding to your diet to help improve the quality of your hair.


Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A not only helps to preserve good vision and boost your immune system, it is also good for your hair. Carrots are also rich in biotin, which helps promote hair growth. Other good sources of beta-carotene include spinach, sweet potatoes and kale.


Some studies have pointed out that there is a connection between a vitamin D deficiency and hair loss. Vitamin D has been linked to aid stimulation and nourishment of hair follicles. One of the best sources of Vitamin D is salmon which is also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 also helps to lubricate the scalp and reduce the dryness that can cause hair to break.

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