Hair, the fastest growing natural tissue in our body! Beg to differ? Welcome to the hair loss club!!

Reduction in hair growth can be based on various factors, such as: 

a) Nutrient Deficiency

  • Zinc deficiency
  • Poor protein intake 
  • Anemia 

b) Hormonal Fluctuations

  • Menopause 
  • Polycystic ovaries (PCOS)
  • Thyroid disease

c) Diseases

  • Dengue
  • Malaria

d) Medications

Even after oiling, trying all the possible shampoos and conditioners, a good amount of hair seems to shed away? Unfortunately, only doing this is not enough.

Healthy hair represents a healthy diet and lifestyle. There are some foods that can help resolve the problem of hair loss and promote hair growth:


Nuts like Walnuts and Almond have a good combination of protein, good fats, vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals. Including these, in your daily diet as a mid-meal option can be an ideal option. 


This green leafy vegetable is rich in B-vitamins, zinc, beta carotene, and contains iron. The nutritional profile of spinach enhances hair growth.

Curry Leaves

The taste may not be the best but the results you’ll obtain will surely make it worth. Chewing 2-3 curry leaves a day not only stimulates hair growth but also prevents premature greying. 


Eggs are an excellent source of protein, which is the primary component of the hair. Furthermore, it is high in biological value, which means sit is better absorbed. To add a cherry on the top they are also a good source of Biotin and B-12, which controls hair loss and gives strength.

Sunflower Seeds:

These nutty are chock full of nutrients like Vitamin E, B6, iron, and zinc. They are great to add to your diet since hair loss is your concern too.

Whole Grains:

Whole grains do not go through the refining procedure, which saves the germ and bran of the grain. They’re packed with the essential nutrients required for hair growth like zinc, B-vitamins, and iron. Choosing brown rice over white milled rice or Whole wheat against Maida are wise choices to make.

Sweet Potatoes:

Sweet Potato is a beta-carotene rich food, which is converted to Vitamin A in the body. This vitamin is necessary for cell growth hence boosting hair growth. It even helps in maintaining a healthy scalp.

Hair loss is a cause of psychological distress for many and working on it is the only way out. Start by making gradual changes in your diet by adding the above foods to your diet, including protein in every meal and most importantly staying as stress-free as possible.