What You Need To Know About Your Diet When It
What You Need To Know About Your Diet When It Comes To Hair Loss
The American diet is an excellent recipe for hair loss. The fast-food diet most Americans follow is very high in Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is one of the main causes of hair loss. In this article, we will discuss ways in which you can change your diet and grow your hair!
The consumption of excessive animal fat causes and increase in DHT in the system. People who do not consume a lot of animal fat have far less testosterone in their systems and experience far less hair loss. In addition to increasing testosterone levels, excessive consumption of animal fats causes the oil producing gland in the hair follicle to enlarge. This interferes with the growth of new hair. For these reasons, it goes without saying that reducing or eliminating your consumption of animal fat will affect your body’s ability to produce strong and healthy hair. Simultaneously, you should increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids such as borage oil, black currant oil, evening primrose oil, fish oil and/or flax seed oil. These are extremely important for good hair, skin and nail health.
While many Americans are of the mindset that taking a pill is easier than, and therefore preferable to, changing diet and lifestyle, the fact is a pill is just a quick and temporary fix that is likely to lead to more problems down the road. Luckily, the dietary changes needed to grow good hair are generally palatable. For example, you can significantly lower the amount of animal fat in your diet by switching from red meat and pork to poultry and fish. Add other high protein sources such as tofu, beans and lentils, and you will have a varied and interesting diet.
A diet for hair growth does not have to be restricted. In fact, it’s best to eat in abundance because hair loss is a sign of poor nutrition. Enjoy bountiful amounts of foods such as fresh fruits and dark green, leafy vegetables, legumes and beans and whole grains. Be sure to choose whole grains over processed grains because this will help keep your blood sugar levels, and therefore your hormone levels on an even keel. Remember that hormones strongly affect hair growth.
It’s a good idea to get as much rich nutrition from your diet as possible and also take a good multivitamin that does not contain artificial colors, fillers, sugar and other unnatural ingredients. Remember not to overdo it with vitamins as excessive vitamins can also cause hair loss. Get a good balance of Vitamins A, B, C, E, and D which keep your skin supple and your immune system strong. Your multivitamin should contain a nice balance of minerals such as silica, iron, potassium, sulfur, zinc and iodine. Also be certain the multivitamin you choose provides plenty of folic acid and biotin which improve the condition of skin, hair and nails.
By providing yourself with a good diet, taking good care of your hair and scalp and getting light to moderate exercise daily, you can greatly increase your overall level of health. It may be hard to ditch the animal fat laden American diet at first, but after a few weeks, you will find that your taste for heavy, fatty foods has diminished while your sense of health and well being has increased. Before you know it, you’ll be admiring your lovely tresses in the mirror.