Hair and Food.
Prof. Hayk S. Arakelyan. Full Professor in Medicine,
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Ph.D , Grand Ph.D .
Senior Expert of Interactive Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Safety,
Treatment Tactics, General Medicine and Clinical Research.
“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.”
The part beneath the skin, called the hair follicle, or, when pulled from the skin, the
bulb. This organ is located in the dermis and maintains stem cells, which not only
re-grow the hair after it falls out, but also are recruited to regrow skin after a
wound. Many people want strong and healthy hair, especially as they grow older.
Interestingly, your hair grows around 0.5 inches (1.25 cm) per month, and 6
inches (15 cm) per year. How fast it grows depends on factors like age, health,
genetics and diet.
Hair and Diet.
Eating a balanced diet with the right nutrients can help promote hair growth,
especially if you’re experiencing hair loss due to poor nutrition.
Foods to promote hair growth.
Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, which are important for hair
health and growth. A deficiency in either of these nutrients has been linked to
hair loss. Biotin is essential for the production of a hair protein called keratin,
which is why biotin are often marketed for hair growth. Research has also shown
that consuming more biotin can help improve hair growth in people with a
biotin deficiency. Eggs are also a great source of zinc, selenium and other hair-
healthy nutrients. This makes them one of the best foods to consume for
optimal hair health.
Berries are loaded with beneficial compounds and vitamins that may promote
hair growth. This includes vitamin C, which has strong antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants can help protect hair follicles against damage from harmful
molecules called free radicals. These molecules exist naturally in the body and
the environment. Also, the body uses vitamin C to produce collagen, a protein
that helps strengthen hair to prevent it from becoming brittle and breaking.
Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron from the diet. Low iron levels may
cause anemia, which has been linked to hair loss.
Spinach is loaded with folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, which may promote
hair growth. A deficiency in these nutrients may result in hair loss. Spinach is
also a great plant-based source of iron, which is essential for hair growth. Iron
helps red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body to fuel your
metabolism and aid growth and repair.
Avocados are delicious, nutritious and a great source of healthy fats. They are
also an excellent source of vitamin E, which may promote hair growth. One
medium avocado (about 200 grams) provides 21% of your daily vitamin E
needs . Like vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps combat
oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin E also protects areas of
the skin, like the scalp, from oxidative stress and damage. Damaged skin on
the scalp can result in poor hair quality and fewer hair follicles.
Seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with relatively few calories. Many of
these nutrients may also promote hair growth. These include vitamin E, zinc and
selenium. An ounce (28 grams) of sunflower seeds provides nearly 50% of
your daily vitamin E needs, with a wide variety of hair-healthy B vitamins .
Certain seeds like flaxseeds and chia seeds also provide omega-3 fatty acids.
Nuts are tasty, convenient and contain a variety of nutrients that may promote hair
growth. They also provide a wide variety of B vitamins, zinc and essential fatty
acids. A deficiency in any of these nutrients has been linked to hair loss. Nuts have
also been linked to a wide variety of other health benefits besides hair growth,
including reduced inflammation and a lower risk of heart disease .
Sweet peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, which may aid hair
growth.In fact, one yellow pepper provides nearly 5.5 times as much vitamin
C as an orange .Vitamin C helps promote collagen production, which can help
strengthen your hair strands. It’s also a strong antioxidant, which can protect
hair strands against oxidative stress.
-Root of the hair.
- Natural color of the hair.
- Human hair growth and Texture of the hair.
- Andre Walker Classification systems of the hair.
To be continued ....
If you have any questions concerning “Hair and Food ”, interactive clinical
pharmacology , or any other questions, please inform me .
Prof. Hayk S. Arakelyan