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Best Soup Recipes for Fighting Hair Loss


Are you looking for hair loss fighting soup recipes? From hair-nourishing nettle soup to copper-containing spinach soup, here you can view our favorite recipes for hair loss fighting soups. The soup recipes presented below combine ingredients that are chock-a-block full of nutrients that help nourish your scalp and hair. But before you unleash the foodie in you and explore the soup recipes below, you might want to visit the section Best Diet Tips for Hair Loss Prevention as well as the section Super-Foods That Help Prevent Hair Loss first if you haven't already done so.


Apple and Onion Soup

Onions are rich in sulphur, a mineral that is found in all cells of the human body and that is particularly abundant in our hair, skin, and nails. Sulfur is often referred to as "nature's beauty mineral" because of its ability to promote hair growth. The apples featured in this soup provide antioxidant protection.

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Wholesome Winter Pea and Watercress Soup

Although small in size, green peas are huge in terms of nutritional value. They are also a great food to add to your diet, for example in the form of this delicious soup, if you want to boost the health of your hair. Peas pack a protein punch, which is needed for healthy hair growth, but they also contain iron, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. The wonderfully vibrant watercress leaves add extra vitamin C as well as a nice peppery bite to this soup.

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Hair-Nourishing Nettle Soup

Nettle is one of the best sources of iron in the plant kingdom, providing more than four times the iron found in spinach. Iron carries oxygen to the hair, and an inadequate intake of this important mineral may cause the hair follicles to starve of oxygen. Depleted iron stores appears to be one of the most common causes of hair loss in pre-menopausal women.

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Tangy Tomato Soup with Basil

Tomatoes provide a hefty amount of hair health promoting nutrients, including copper, iron, carotenoids, and B vitamins. This pleasantly tangy soup also features shallots which are rich in sulphur, a mineral that is found in all cells of the human body and that is particularly abundant in our hair, skin, and nails. Sulfur is often referred to as "nature's beauty mineral" because of its capability to aid in good blood circulation, reduce skin inflammation, and promote hair growth. It also plays a role in the metabolism of several important B-vitamins including B1, B5 and B7. First signs of a sulphur deficiency often include loss of hair.

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Scandinavian Spinach Soup with Boiled Eggs

This delicious, vibrant green spinach soup is brimming with copper. Sufficient levels of copper help prevent hair loss and promote thick hair. Also the eggs in this healthy soup are beneficial as they are loaded with readily digestible protein. In addition, eggs pack a slew of other nutrients known to promote hair health, including iron, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, folate, and sulphur.

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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Barley is a good source of copper, which helps prevent hair loss and contributes to hair thickness, while the broccoli in this soup delivers antioxidants such as vitamin C and beta-carotene. Also thyme and marjoram, which are used to add flavor to this dish, supply antioxidants.

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious vegetables you can find, and they are brimming with nutrients that help prevent hair loss. The pink, orange, and yellow varieties — which this soup recipe calls for — are one of the most concentrated dietary sources of beta-carotene (the more intense the color, the more beta-carotene), but sweet potatoes also contain plenty of vitamin C, copper, and iron, all of which are necessary for healthy hair. In addition, sweet potatoes contain certain unique root proteins with potentially significant antioxidant properties.

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Carrot, Tomato and Lentil Soup

Carrots deliver generous amounts of beta-carotene which helps promote hair health due to its anti-oxidant properties and its role as a precursor to vitamin A. But the hair health benefits of this soup do not end there: the lentils in this soup supply an abundance of hair loss fighting protein and B vitamins.

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Barley Soup with Carrots and Parsley

Barley is loaded with copper, a trace mineral that helps prevent hair loss and keep hair thick. Carrots are one of the best natural sources of beta-carotene which is known to promote healthy hair due to its antioxidant properties as well as its role as a precursor to vitamin A (a deficiency of vitamin A has been associated with hair loss and thinning hair). Yoghurt contributes to the hair loss preventing powers of this soup by delivering zinc, a trace mineral that plays a role in the production of new cells (including hair cells) and the maintenance of the oil-secreting glands of the scalp that help keep hair shiny.

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Chicken Soup with Rice and Green Peas

Skinless chicken provides protein which helps maintain healthy hair. This nutritious chicken soup also features carrots, which are rich in both beta-carotene and vitamin C, two key nutrients for maintaining healthy hair.

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Barley Soup with Beans and Basil

Beans are a great plant-based source of protein which is necessary for normal hair growth. Barley, on the other hand, is brimming with copper. Sufficient levels of copper help prevent hair loss and contribute to hair thickness. Copper is also thought to intensify hair color and prevent premature graying of hair.

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Chicken and Barley Soup

Chicken provides high-quality protein which is vital for healthy hair growth. Barley, on the other hand, is loaded with copper. Sufficient levels of copper help prevent hair loss and thinning hair as well as premature graying of hair.

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