Whether it is genetic or not, more than 20 percent of men start to experience thinning of hair as early as in their twenties. Regardless of the cause, men still have control over hair loss and there are certain foods that can delay the progression of hair loss. Among nutrients that help to delay the progression of hair loss omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, protein, iron, Vitamin A and C, magnesium and selenium have been mentioned the most.
Flaxseeds, salmon, tuna, kale, Brussel sprouts, walnuts and few others are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This essential nutrient reach the hair shaft as well as the cell membranes of the scalp providing nourishment and promoting hair growth. It also adds to the elasticity of hair preventing breakage. Zinc on the other hand boosts tissue growth and repair damages to tissue. Additionally, it helps to regulate testosterone levels in the body and 11 mg of it may sufficient for a day. One can get enough zinc from beef, chickpeas, wheat germ, and oysters. Hair is made of protein and both muscles and hair need enough supply of it every day. Yogurt, eggs, kale, peanuts, beans, lentils, chicken and turkey are good sources of protein. Get magnesium and selenium from nuts and variety of fish.