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Food Fixes for Aging Hair

As we grow older, some of our hair turns into glittery silver strands, some of it thins, and others have their hair disappear altogether.

If you’d like to keep your hair healthy and on your head longer, these foods can help. Plus, they’re also good for you and your health no matter your age!

Avocados: We Aussies love them and for good reason as they are an excellent source of Vitamin E. Your follicles also love the triple benefit of Vitamin E: it improves blood circulation, helps follicles work better and helps maintains the oil & PH levels in hair follicles.

Bonus, avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats (the good fats) that your heart loves.

Eggs: The incredibly edible egg is rich in protein and since your hair is made of protein it is important to make sure you have enough protein in your diet.

Bonus, eggs also have iron and biotin which are needed for hair growth.

Carrots: Bugs Bunny had the right idea of always nibbling on a carrot. It is a source of Vitamin A, the mother of all vitamins the human body needs. Vitamin A is required for the growth of every cell and hair contains the fastest growing tissue in the body.

Bonus, carrots also have nutrients and vitamins that help protect your eyes, decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke and can help protect against cancer.

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Salmon, Nuts & Seeds: Omega-3 fatty acids help lubricate the scalp, reduces dryness which leads to breakage, nourishes the hair and supports thickening.

Bonus, salmon has Vitamin D which stimulates the hair follicles.

Dark Leafy Greens: Iron helps transport oxygen and other nutrients throughout your body and if you aren’t getting enough iron, your hair cells aren’t getting what they need to survive and will weaken over time.

Bonus, dark leafy greens have lutein and folate that help slow cognitive decline of the brain.

Citrus Fruits: To absorb the iron from your dark leafy greens, you need Vitamin C. It is required for the production of collagen which makes capillaries which in turns connects to hair shafts ensuring a supply of nutrients is delivered.

Bonus, Vitamin C reduces the risk of inflammation and disease.

Whole Grains: Biotin is needed for cell reproduction and producing amino acids  which you need for health growth.

Bonus, you also get iron, zinc and B Vitamins which also help your hair.

We can’t stop the aging process but we can slow it down by taking care of ourselves and eating healthy.

Read more about staying healthy in your 50s, 60s, 70s

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Anonymous from VIC commented:

Could you please email. Thanks 

Lesley from NSW commented:

I have white hair now but it is starting to yellow I use a good shampoo called play which has a blue colour and conditioner and am taking medication for cholesterol and blood pressure would this be the cause ? 

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Shelia at Fifty Up Club from NSW replied to Lesley:

Hi Lesley, I'm not sure. If you concerned if it's side effects from your medications, consult your doctor. 

Joanne from VIC commented:

Try having a egg flip every day for the first 2 weeks, then after that Monday & Thursday. Your hair will stop falling out, & thicken up, it will lower your cholesterol & the feel of your skin is soft & smooth. I have Full cream milk 2 cups - 2 raw very fresh eggs - 2 tea spoons of yoghurt of your choice, sometimes I might have a banana, & in summer I might put in some ice-cream. Blend it all together & that's lunch. After the first month then it can be cut down to once a week, but have 3 eggs not 2. I have been taken off my cholesterol tablets due to it been so low. 

Monica from VIC replied to Joanne:

Egg flips, that’s a blast from the past for me! My mum used to add vanilla essence, delicious! Thanks, I’m getting out the blender. 

Joyce from QLD commented:

Joy from Qld. Eating walnuts are especially good for your hair. 

Anonymous from WA commented:

Need advise for very dry scalp. 

Anonymous from SA commented:

Hi try taking 20ml shot of good quality olive oil everyday, or if you cannot stomach that, dip bread into the oil. Will help your heart, less likely to get a heart attack and all over skin improvement! 

Dana from QLD commented:

Terry from Qld. Could I suggest you try coconut water since you have to avoid cola and fruit drinks. My favourite brand is CocoCoast; if you can't find it, then Aldi's coconut water is 2nd choice in terms of taste and sugar free. Also, if you are not avoiding seeds and grains, you could try quinoa, chia seed puddings in coconut milk, buckwheat groats, etc. Plenty of recipes online. 

Khadeja from WA commented:

Hi Sylvia. I would like a printable copies too. Kind regards Khadeja 

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Shelia at Fifty Up Club from NSW replied to Khadeja:

Hi Khadeja, Please check your email. 

David from QLD commented:

Hi Sylvia is it possible to list a printable version of these articles to give as a handout to our attendees at Beachmere Assist? regards David 

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Shelia at Fifty Up Club from NSW replied to David:

Hi David! I am happy to email the list to you. 

Terry from QLD commented:

It is difficult to generalize, but as we age we often have special diets. For instance: Citrus fruits interfere with high blood pressure pills, some of us are on dairy free diets and with kidney problems may not drink tea. It is not much fun, in my case I am now 86, non smoker, teetotal, sugar and carbohydrate free, no fruit or cola type drinks. Not only boring but hard to know what is allowed! 

Sylvia from QLD commented:

Great information, thank you. 

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Shelia at Fifty Up Club from NSW replied to Sylvia:

You're welcome Sylvia 

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