e 350x228 - Revealed: Foods to eat for thicker hair

Experts have revealed the 10 foods to eat for thicker hair.

Experts discuss 10 foods that strengthen hair and how to incorporate them into your diet.

Baldness or hair loss, known as alopecia, can be a distressing condition. Alopecia areata, when hair falls out in patches, is usually temporary.

Hair loss can be down to hormonal changes, a medical condition, stress or nutritional deficiencies.

Mango 

This colourful fruit provides the mineral silica, which is a component of connective tissue that helps to strengthen hair and promote its growth.

Key nutrients: Silica, vitamins A, B6, and C, folate.

How to eat: Have two medium-sized slices of mango as a snack or after a meal.

mango - Revealed: Foods to eat for thicker hair

Soy beans 

Foods derived from soy, such as edamame beans and tempeh, are thought to inhibit the formation of a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

An imbalance of DHT is believed to contribute to hair loss.

Key nutrients: Iron, omega-3, vitamin B2, magnesium.

How to eat: Aim for at least one 75g (2½ oz) portion a week.

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Eggs 

Full of protein, eggs help to boost collagen production.

Collagen surrounds hair strands, but breaks down as people age, leaving them vulnerable to breaking.

Key nutrients: Vitamins A and D, carotenes, lutein, zinc, protein.

How to eat: Enjoy a boiled or poached egg four times a week.

egggs - Revealed: Foods to eat for thicker hair

Avocados 

Creamy avocados supply vitamin E, which increases oxygen uptake and improves circulation to the scalp to promote healthy hair growth.

Key nutrients: Vitamin E, potassium, omega-9, B-vitamins, folic acid.

How to eat: Eat one medium avocado two-to-four times a week.

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