38 Hair Loss Preventing Meal Recipes: Start Eating Foods Rich in Hair Growing Vitamins and Minerals to Prevent Losing Your Hair By Joe Correa CSN Hair loss and balding affect millions of men and women each year. One of the most common causes of hair loss, in both men and women, is malnutrition. The physical symptoms of hair loss can be traumatic, however the psychological impact is more severe. By increasing an intake of protein and iron, two of the most essential hair nutrients, and combining them with other essential nutrients hair loss can be reduced. By simply changing a diet and increasing intake of Vitamins A, B, E, and K in addition to minerals selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and niacin; anyone can have healthy hair. From promoting new growth to maintaining shine and body, these recipes are a guide for a new healthy lifestyle.