Red meat, leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans, and egg yolks also provide iron, Dr. Wendel and Dr. Klein especially like oysters, as they offer a combination of two doses of iron and zinc, the latter of which is “An essential mineral that aids in hair growth and repairs the hair cycle,” according to Dr. Klein. A 3.5-ounce serving of smoked oysters will add approximately 7 milligrams (mg) of iron and a whopping 63 mg of zinc to your diet.
7 Spinach: Popeye’s favorite leafy green is also found in the iron-rich field. Spinach is one of Dr. Wendel’s top vegan-friendly sources of iron, a nutrient that can help prevent hair thinning.
Beyond boosting iron levels, spinach is packed with folic acid, along with vitamins A and C.6
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