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Hair loss due to diet

I am having too much hair loss due to my dieting. Please suggest what nutrients are needed for hair growth again . How much protein should be taken and if other nutrient are needed please let me know how much and in what quantity
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Ms. Shradha Srivastava Lucknow | Dietitian/Nutritionist
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6 essential nutrients you should eat to prevent hair loss: 1)Vitamin B-Complex: The lack of vitamin B-Complex can lead to weak, undernourished and damaged hair. You can either get this from natural sources like animal sources-chicken, tuna and salmon, veg sources as flaxseed or eat vitamin tablets if you have its deficiency. 2)Zinc: Eat foods like nuts, whole grains, lentils, meat and seafood to provide enough amounts of zinc to your hair. 3)Copper: Lack of it can result in weak, brittle hair which will lead to hair loss. Good sources of copper include sesame seeds, soya, cashew nuts, meat, and seafood. Here are natural ways to increase your hemoglobin levels. 4)Iron: The lack of iron can weaken your hair right from the roots which will cause them to break very soon. Losing more than a 100 strands a day is a sign of hair loss. In order to avoid its deficiency, eat spinach, soybeans, dal, red kidney beans, chicken, meat, eggs and fish. Iron from animal sources is more easily absorbed into our system. 5)Vitamin C: Collagen production is very important to hold the hair tissues together in place and vitamin C helps do the needful. A lack of this can lead to frequent split ends, hair fall and brittle hair. Include fruits like oranges, lemons, berries, sweet lime, watermelon and tomatoes in your diet. If you are a smoker, you need more amounts of vitamin C so cut down on smoking and eat more fruits. 6)Protein: A very important nutrient which acts as the building block of every tissue in our body including the hair and scalp, protein is highly essential for us. It helps in the production of new hair to replace the ones lost. A lack of protein can lead to thinning of hair, dry and brittle hair as well as eventual hair loss. Get your protein intake from foods like beans, nuts, grains, milk, cheese, fish, eggs, chicken. Eating right can help control hair fall to a large extent as your diet makes your more stronger from within.
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