The best foods for stopping hair loss

Think you need expensive pills, supplements, or lotions to prevent balding? Reconsider. The 20 foods on this list can stop and even reverse hair loss due to their abundance of iron, zinc, lysine, and antioxidants.

Pumpkin seeds

If you're a vegetarian or vegan, pumpkin seeds are a great source of iron and zinc, with 4.2 mg of iron and 2.9 mg of zinc in a 28-gram (one-ounce) serving.

Canned clams

Iron deficiency, which is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, is also linked to hair loss. Canned clams, it turns out, are one of the best sources of iron in food.


For the second time in a row, seafood tops the list of foods high in iron, with oysters providing 7.8 mg per 85 gramme (three ounce) serving. As a bonus, oysters are a great source of zinc, which has been shown to aid in the growth of healthy hair.


A 3-ounce serving of cow-derived protein contains three hair-growth stimulants: Beef liver contains 5.2 mg of iron, up to 8.6 mg of zinc, and 3 g of lysine, an amino acid that promotes hair growth.

Dried and salted cod

The lysine content of dried and salted cod is the highest, with 85 g (three ounces) of it containing about 5 g of the hair-enhancing nutrient. It's also packed with iron and zinc, which are important for bone health.

Indian gooseberries

There are 261.5 millimoles of antioxidants per 100 grammes (3.5 ounces) of this dried exotic edible. It has been shown that hair loss is linked to oxidative stress, and antioxidants are thought to help prevent this type of stress.


Walnuts, which are an excellent source of iron and zinc and have 21.9 mmol of antioxidants per 100 grammes (3.5 ounces), are another all-around hair-booster.

Red wine

Although the benefits of alcohol consumption are hotly debated, red wine's antioxidant content cannot be denied. Compared to pomegranate juice and drip coffee, a medium-sized pour yields 5 mmol. On that note,

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