Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia, which affects about 25% of the world’s population.
A person who is iron deficient may have various symptoms, including fatigue, dizziness, headaches, sensitivity to cold, and shortness of breath when doing simple tasks.
Moreover, iron deficiency can result in poorer attention span and mental function. In fact, iron deficiency in early childhood has been linked to learning challenges.
In foods, iron is present in two forms: heme and non-heme.
Heme iron is found in animal foods that contain hemoglobin, such as meat, fish, and poultry.
Non-heme iron primarily comes from plant sources and is present in grains, vegetables, and fortified foods.
While not all dietary iron is absorbed equally, some foods can enhance your body’s ability to absorb it.
Foods rich in vitamin C
Vitamin C has been shown to enhance iron absorption. It captures non-heme iron and stores it in a form that your body can absorb more easily. Foods high in vitamin C include citrus fruits, dark green leafy vegetables and berries.
Foods with vitamin A and beta-carotene
Vitamin A helps to release iron that the body stores. Therefore, adequate vitamin A plays an important role in preventing iron deficiency anemia. Good food sources of beta-carotene and vitamin A include carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and oranges.
Hair fall can be a result of many things, and nutritional deficiencies and hormonal dysfunction can definitely be among the primary reasons. Below are some of the main reasons behind hair fall:
𝟏. 𝐈𝐫𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲
– caused insufficient nutrients and oxygen in hair follicles thus leading to hair fall
𝟐. 𝐕𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐁 𝐃𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲
– it can disrupt this hair growth cycle and lead to hair thinning and hair loss
𝟑. 𝐙𝐢𝐧𝐜 𝐃𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲
– it can lead to hair follicle miniaturisation
𝟒. 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐬
– Androgens are male hormones that are present in both men and women. When the body produces too much androgens, it can lead to hair loss. Androgens can bind to receptors in the hair follicles and cause them to shrink, leading to hair thinning, and hair loss. This is why thinning is very commonly seen in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
As such, if you are aware of these nutrient deficiencies, you can always tide over them by making suitable lifestyle changes.
𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭 – Having balanced nutrition, like 2-3 seasonal fruits, 4-5 vegetables every day can ensure your body consumes various nutrients.
𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫 – A high fibre diet is important. Avoid processed and carbohydrate-rich foods like maida, sugar as they cause hormonal imbalance.
𝐒𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐜𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐞 – Good sleep helps maintain thyroid. Also, melatonin, the sleep inducing neurotransmitter, liberates properly if you are having a circadian rhythm and melatonin secretion is closely linked to good thyroid functioning and healthy dark hair.
𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐄𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞 – Exercise helps in increasing the oxygen and nutrient supply to the organs, including the hair.
E-munity is a highly nutritious powdered beverage that combines the polysaccharides found in Cordyceps Mycelium, Shiitake, ABM mushroom, and Maitake mushroom with antioxidants in Cassia seeds and Blueberries which developed based on the nutrition immunology theory.
Take E-Munity regularly to nourish your body,
prevent cancer, and achieve optimal health.