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How to Stop a Receding Hair Line With Diet Food

author image Sharin Griffin
Sharin Griffin has been a freelance writer since 2009, specializing in health-related articles. She has worked in the health-care industry as a certified nursing assistant and medical technician. Griffin's medical expertise encompasses bariatrics and geriatric care, with an emphasis on general medicine. She is completing an associate degree in health-care administration from Axia University.
How to Stop a Receding Hair Line With Diet Food
Dark leafy greens are rich in iron and zinc. Photo Credit: Karaidel/iStock/Getty Images

A receding hairline is a cause of distress for aging men. In part due to genetics or nutritional deficiencies, a receding hairline conjures images of bad toupees and hair loss medications. But there are natural ways to reverse a receding hair line through diet. Several key vitamins and minerals are responsible for a healthy head of hair, and adding these components to your diet can help you.

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Step 1

Eat plenty of iron-rich foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, liver and tofu, suggests "The Doctors Book of Home Remedies." Eating two to three daily 10 ounce servings will provide enough iron to help reverse a receding hairline and keep your hair healthy.

Step 2

Ingest 3 milligrams of biotin once daily to help to restore hair growth. According to "The Doctors Book of Home Remedies," biotin is a B vitamin complex necessary for your body to properly process proteins. Foods such as corn, barley and milk also contain biotin sufficient for the daily recommended dosage.

Step 3

Add plenty of protein to your daily diet to keep hair moist and full. According to Practical Hair Loss Solutions, hair is made up of proteins, explaining why a diet rich in protein is essential in combating hair loss. Fish, lean meats and beans are ideal food sources of protein.

Step 4

Ensure that you get plenty of zinc without overdosing. Dietary sources of zinc include fresh fruits and vegetables, especially carrots and green leafy veggies. Zinc in high amounts through supplementation is toxic, so consult your doctor before taking zinc supplements for hair loss.

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