The previous article addressed how I discovered iron deficiency was also contributing to my hair loss a few years ago. You can read about it here – 5 Reasons Your Hair Loss Might Be Connected to Iron Deficiency.
One of the suggestions my doctor gave then was to significantly increase my intake of iron-rich foods. Iron is a vital mineral, which transports nutrients to the body including the scalp. Even a little bit of deficiency can have your hair falling out.
If you aren’t anaemic, kudos to you but you can still help your hair growth along by eating iron-rich foods. These are natural sources of iron so there’s no danger of an overload.
Iron-rich foods falls into two categories – iron derived from meat and iron derived from plants. Both are adequate sources. Here are top 20 iron-rich foods, which will help you optimize your iron levels and have a direct impact on your hair growth goals:-
20 Iron Rich Foods for Optimal Hair Growth
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Whole grains
- Lean meat
- Baked potatoes
- Chick peas
- Black strap molasses
- Dark chocolate
You don’t have to eat more or less of any of above. Including each one across the board in your diet is more than enough to see a change in your hair and general body health.
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