Important nutrients to include in your diet after the hair transplant procedure

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Nutritional requirement after hair restoration

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ASG Hair Transplant Centre Punjab: Diet plays a valuable role in the success of hair transplant. You might not believe it but nutrients are required for the hair growth to recover properly. Mostly, it is seen that now the doctors give the diet plan which the patient needs to follow to get the desired results. 

Essential nutrients for hair transplant success

  • Iron

Beans, spinach, and oil-seeds are a great source of iron and beneficial for hair health. There are different green leafy vegetables which are an important source of iron. Iron is important for the hair texture and they also help in the proper flow of oxygen which results in good hair growth.

  • Zinc

Different studies have shown that zinc is essential for hair health. It helps in building healthy cells, balance the hormones and helps in absorbing the essential nutrients. Healthy hair growth is possible as zinc helps in the production of DNA and RNA. Some of the options of zinc food are nuts, eggs, cheese, seafood, whole grains, and oysters.

  • Vitamin D

Hair follicles get sensitive to hormones and several studies have shown that it is a great nutrient for activating the growth of hair cells. Studies have shown that people are facing a deficiency of Vitamin D which is triggering alopecia problems.

So, patients undergoing hair transplantation should increase the intake of Vitamin D food like liver oil, fish, fortified orange juice, salmon, and mushrooms. Along with that, direct sun exposure is important. You should go for a morning walk for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Omega-3

Omega-3 is another important part of hair growth. You can get different tablets in the market which are available in the food supplement. The body is not able to produce omega-3 on its own. You can include pumpkin seeds, salmon, trout, and flax seeds in your diet. These types of food items are important for the hair shaft. Additionally, increase the intake of water to keep the scalp hydrated and stimulate hair growth.

  • ProteinProtein is an important source for the hair and body tissues. After the hair transplantation, when the patient takes diet rich in protein it helps in faster healing and also leads to hair growth. You should choose high-quality protein-rich food like pulses, tofu, walnuts, eggs, beans, fish, and poultry.

Is there any food which I need to avoid?

After the hair transplantation, the patient should not take spicy dishes and eat fast food. Along with that, avoid beverages that have high sugar content. Making small changes in your diet can help you in the long run and get the best possible results. Also, the patient should not smoke and drink as they also halt the healing process.