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What Vegetables Are Good for Hair Loss?

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Crystal Welch has a 30-year writing history. Her more than 2,000 published works have been included in the health and fitness-related Wellness Directory, Earthdance Press and Higher Source. She is an award-winning writer who teaches whole foods cooking and has written a cookbook series. She operates an HON-code-certified health-related blog with more than 95,000 readers. Welch has a B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University.
What Vegetables Are Good for Hair Loss?
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Vegetables that are good for hair loss will be good for your overall health. You can replenish your hair and stimulate new hair growth by eating a multitude of vegetables that contain rich sources of nutrients that contain hair-promoting properties. Choosing from a variety of vegetables will be to your benefit. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet to reap the greatest health results.

Dark, Leafy Greens

Foods classified as dark, leafy greens contain vitamins C and E. These vegetables are known for being nutritional powerhouses due to their high level of nutrients, according to the USDA. Both of these vitamins are antioxidants that increase the blood circulation to your scalp, according to Holistic Online. Increased circulation stimulates your hair follicles, which allows you to grow more hair. Dark, leafy greens include spinach, endive and a variety of other greens, including mustard greens, dandelion greens, turnip greens, beet greens, chard, kale, romaine lettuce, watercress and mesclun, states the USDA. Eating greens in either raw or cooked form will supply you with rich amounts of both vitamins.

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Start eating a variety of peppers to help your hair loss. Peppers are rich sources of vitamin C, according to both the National Institutes of Health and Nutritiondata.com. The highest level of vitamin C is found in hot, green chili peppers. One raw green chili pepper will supply you with 109mg of the vitamin. This same serving size will satisfy 182 percent of your daily nutritional needs, according to Nutritiondata.com. Red chili peppers and sweet peppers, both raw and freeze-dried, are other sources of the nutrient.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Eating vegetables from the cruciferous family can help your hair loss. Cruciferous vegetables contain large amounts of the vitamin C. Vegetables falling within this category are broccoli, cabbage, rutabaga, kale, cauliflower, bok choy and asparagus. Other cruciferous vegetables include watercress, horse radish, wasabi, arugula and radishes, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.

Winter Squash

Choose from a variety of winter squash. Winter squash contains rich amounts of vitamin E, according to the National Institutes of Health. Winter squash varieties include butternut, buttercup, carnival, delicata, acorn, pumpkin, banana, autumn cup and spaghetti, according to Whatscookingamerica.net.

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