Since turning veggie or vegan have you noticed a higher rate of hair shedding? More and more of your mermaid locks going down the plug hole.
If so read on.
An increased rate of natural hair shedding can be caused by many things but the most likely are rapid weight loss, thyroid problems, or iron deficiency, zinc deficiency, lack of protein – Now these could be culprits but I would recommend you see a doctor who can diagnose the specific problem.
In some cases, hair loss can be diet-related. One obvious nutritional reasons for hair loss could be A LACK OF IRON
Good iron levels are ESSENTIAL to health of hair. Red meat contains the most iron but this is strictly not part of my diet. I prefer to get as much plant-based iron into my diet as possible. Iron from plants is not as easily absorbed by our bodies. I would advise taking an iron supplement if your levels are low (please consult your doctor/nutritionist). Also Vitamin B12 is going to be your new BFF. B12 is an essential nutrient for hair growth but sadly can’t be found in vegetable. B12 can be found in milk and eggs but if you are vegan soy milks and cereals that are fortified with B12. You can also take B12 supplement
IRON RICH FOODS
Lady Finger (Okra)
Whole wheat pasta
Fruits such as dried apricots, prunes and figs
Another obvious nutritional reason for hair loss could be A LACK OF PROTEIN
Hair is made of protein and protein is a wonderful magical thing. However
protein is a very busy bunny looking after essential tissues such as your heart, liver and lungs, which your body will always prioritise. Meaning Da da Daaa…… if you lack protein, your hair will be the first thing to suffer.
PROTEIN RICH FOODS
Tofu and soy products
Finally to all you veggies and vegans of the world we admire you.