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Is Your Hair Gradually Thinning All Over?

According to Cleveland Clinic studies, the first sign of an iron shortfall isn’t fatigue -- it’s gradual, all-over hair thinning. Simply correcting an iron deficit can quickly reverse this beauty disaster, the study authors say.

Rx: Iron-Fortified Cereals

According to USDA researchers, fortified cereals are great sources of iron. Their top picks: Product 19, All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes, Total Raisin Bran and Whole Grain Total, all of them packed with at least 20 milligrams of iron in one heaping cup. For best results, pair your cereal with acidic fruit, like an orange, half a grapefruit or half a cup of berries According to UCLA researchers, fruit acids latch onto iron and help shuttle it through the digestive tract lining, doubling your ability to absorb this key mineral.

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