March 19, 2010

Calcium and Vitamins for Hair Loss

Posted in Category : Hair Care

If you are suffering from hair loss, you would need to start off with improving your diet. Keep in mind that a well balanced, whole and square meal will not only work wonders towards improving your hair, it will also improve your general health. Add all nutrients to your meals. But first, examine whether you are eating the amount you should be. You would need to eat at least five small meals a day – make sure you are doing that to begin with. Each of your meals should be small and should contain a mixture of all nutrients. There should be carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats. Even if you are generally health conscious and lean eater, you must have everything in every meal. You can always control your quantities. In order to have good hair and nails, you should also add a lot of food rich in vitamin A to your meals. Try and include this nutrient in each meal and you should be able to quickly get rid of the problem of hair fall. The commonest sources of vitamin A are carrots, papaya, broccoli, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes, collard greens, pumpkin, cantaloupe, mango, peas, liver and most innards of all types of meat and eggs. If possible, keep this list handy so that you are always aware of what you need to add and you can add a variety to each meal rather than getting tedious.

You can also add larger quantities of calcium to your diet in order to improve your general health. However, keep in mind that calcium is more important for proper bone and teeth health. It will not really help too much with hair growth or development, although there is certainly no harm in including it in your diet. The best sources of calcium would be found in all milk products as well as soy products. This is a lesser known and mostly ignored fact. You would do well to keep it in mind. Eating soya beans and all soya products can also be helpful in improving your immunity. Among the other good sources of calcium would be spinach, beans of all types, and citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and grapefruit. One of the richest and best sources of calcium are all sorts of tree nuts. Walnuts, almonds, raisins, pecans, cashews and hazel nuts when eaten in a combination will fulfill your requirement for calcium on a daily basis.