According to board-certified hair-restoration physician Dr. Alan Bauman, 20 percent of men start to lose their hair in their twenties.
While genetics play a big role, you still have some control over your hairline—and we aren’t talking plugs or hair-in-a-box remedies, here. We’re talking food. That’s right, if your reflection shows an ever-growing forehead, put down the hat and reach for the fridge instead.
“Like any other part of the body or component of health, hair needs a variety of nutrients to grow and be healthy,” said nutritionist Rania Batayneh, author of The One One One Diet. “Because nutrients go to essential tissues first, like muscles and organs, before they go to hair, it’s important to get both enough and a variety of nutrients to ensure a healthy head of hair.”
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Here, the nutrients you need for a full head of hair—and the foods that pack them:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Good for more than your brain, omega-3 fatty acids nourish your whole noggin.
Zinc: Boosting tissue growth and repair, zinc helps keep your scalp and hair stay healthy. It also regulates hormones (testosterone included) in the body and helps maintain production of oil-secreting glands on the scalp that help your hair grow.