16/04/2014 13:59 BST | Updated 06/05/2014 11:59 BST

Hair Loss Cures: Top Foods For Hair Growth

If you're a man suffering from hair loss you may be fed up with splashing out on 'miracle cures' that fail to fix your thinning locks .

According to the NHS, 6.5 million men suffer from baldness in the UK. Surprisingly, men in their 30s are the most most commonly affected by hair loss, perhaps explaining the steady rise in the amount of hair growth products purchased by Brits.

Although there is nothing wrong with going old gracefully, a lot of men want to hold on to their hair for as long as possible - for some, losing their hair can feel like losing their youth or their identity.

Even the celebs seem to worry about hair loss with James Nesbitt, Jason Gardiner and Calum Best admitting to having hair transplants.

But do you know that there's an easier way to battle baldness?

Certain foods are known to help the strands you still have grow stronger and healthier, making hair look and feel thicker.

For example, if your diet is low in iron you may suffer from a condition known as anemia. When a person is anemic their cells can't get enough oxygen to function properly and that could lead to hair loss.


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Eating iron rich foods like spinach could therefore help to keep your hair healthy - and with lots of tasty Spinach recipes around like this one, we're sure you'll find munching away more enjoyable than applying umpteen hair loss treatments.

Foods with high protein, zinc, and B vitamins are also great.

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