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Diet To Reverse Hair Loss: Best For Hair Growth

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Diet to Reverse Hair Loss

In The Pursuit Of The “Perfect” Look

The desire for achieving ethereal beauty has been one of the pursuits in human evolution. As science unearths more elements (either from nature or the lab) the perfect look seems more accessible and hence desirable. The U.S. cosmetics market, for anti-aging products pegged at $80 billion today, is marked to reach more than $114 billion by 2015.

Women – and also men, strive daily to mask blemishes and “imperfections” to project an ageless look. How far these chemicals succeed in their claims is something even the FDA doesn’t care knowing about. Cosmetics it seems are regulated just for safety and not for effectiveness (as claimed). People tend to care less, our skewed short-term symptomatic-solution-seeking minds, getting the instant result that they desire.

Are Cosmetics The Answer?

But are we missing something? Are these products having an actual impact on the person’s appearance? Well to be fair, they are from the outside but not penetrating and changing anything inside. And that is where this doesn’t work out in the long run. The only way you can feel “natural” about your hair or skin, for as long as you live, is when it happens from the inside out. All that processed junk loaded with sugar, salt, starches, oil and chemicals is eating away at your flowing tresses and glowing skin.

[Read: Ayurveda for Hair Loss]

Like for the skin, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet. The reason why most miss the triggers is because it takes longer for diet missteps to show on your hair. For eg. Just one week with a poor diet can yield acne flare-ups or dry, sallow skin within days but with hair, it can take a few months for a nutritional deficiency or the effects of a crash diet to show up. On the flip side a healthy diet will take longer to show positive results to your hair, so be patient :).

Top 11 Food Tips For Healthier Hair

Here’s a low down of  the “must have” foods for hair loss and the “must avoid” foods that cause hair loss and keep those long tresses flowing:

Must Have

  1. Fatty acids rich food: Omega-3 Fatty Acids promote healthy hair growth by nourishing both the hair shaft and follicles, and the cell membranes in your scalp, providing elasticity to your hair.
    Foods rich in Omega 3: Flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, tuna, kale, Brussels sprouts, rapeseed oil.
  2. Zinc rich food: It helps regulate testosterone and other hormone levels in the body, maintain production of oil-secreting glands on the scalp, boost tissue growth and repair, keeping your scalp and hair healthy.
    Foods rich in Zinc: Chickpeas, wheat germ, oysters, beef, veal liver, roast beef.
  3. Protein rich food: Protein is a main constituent of hair, so having less of this can lead to graying and poor hair health.  For lustrous hair consume high-quality, naturally occurring protein rich diet.
    Foods rich in Protein: Greek yogurt, eggs yolks, kale, peanuts, beans, peas, lentils, tofu, chicken, turkey.
  4. Iron rich food: Iron helps deliver blood and critical oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells, including your scalp. Getting iron efficiency (anemia) treated quickly will enhance the health of your hair.
    Foods rich in Iron: Dark leafy greens (spinach, Bok Choy), whole grains, beans, red meat, turkey, egg yolks, clams, mussels, oysters, lenthils, prunes.
  5. Vitamins A and C rich foods: Both vitamins trigger hair follicles tosecrete Sebum, an oily substance, which keep the hair rooted and prevent hair loss. Vitamin C also boosts iron production.
    Foods rich in Vit. A & C: Swiss chard, spinach, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, blueberries.
  6. Magnesium rich foods: Deficiency of magnesium contributes to inflammation, which is a major reason for Hair loss in both men and women.
    Foods rich in Magnesium: Almonds, spinach, cashews, lentils, brown rice, halibut.
  7. Selenium rich foods: A trace element that helps the body produce selenoproteins, which regulate reproduction, metabolism, DNA synthesis, and immunity, and also stimulates hair follicles to encourage new growth.
    Foods rich in Selenium: Brazil nuts, tuna, halibut, shrimp sardines, ham.

[Read: Treating Gray Hair & Hair Loss]

Must Avoid

  1. Soy protein shakes: Protein shakes that contain soy proteins are very unhealthy, because soy isolate requires hexane (a petroleum solvent) for refining purpose that can lead to hair loss.
  2. Cholesterol rich eatables: Foods containing high amount of cholesterol and saturated fats increase the DHT(Dihydrotestosterone) levels, an endocrinal secretion, that destroys the hair follicles.
  3. Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine foods: Nicotine and caffeine destroy Vitamin C present in the body. They also inhibit essential nutrients absorption, leading to hair quality degradation, making them brittle, dull, dry and lacklustre.
  4. Chemical Sweeteners and Foods: Sweeteners such as sucrose, fructose and dextrose, present in processed food, destroy essential vitamins such as E, K and C from the body, which are vital for healthy hair.

Having said this, other factors like hormonal imbalances, lack of sleep, stress,  etc. can still affect how your hair looks and feels. Get yourself checked and treated and stick to these tips to feel the difference it brings to the texture, volume and health of your hair.

 

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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187 comments
Amol Karulkar
Amol Karulkar 5pts

You will see positive effect with 8 days. Just eat amla with pinch of salt!!!! \U0001f60a

Shobhit Mahajan
Shobhit Mahajan 5pts

And after how much time will we see the positive effects

Jee Tu
Jee Tu 5pts

Sir hindi me btaye ye 11 tips

Sashi Vardhan
Sashi Vardhan 5pts

No use buddy. ,it had already crossed point of no return

Pau Linao
Pau Linao 5pts

PapiRafi Tomista Joeffrey Paulo Esturas :D

Amol Karulkar
Amol Karulkar 5pts

Sir, you can see the photo loaded right here. You will get it in shopping mall. Fresh or dried form!!!!!!

Marta Martinez
Marta Martinez 5pts

Amol karulkar ; you. can send a photo of this fruit please ?

Mahesh Banur
Mahesh Banur 5pts

Make sure lots of manure available inside !

Amol Karulkar
Amol Karulkar 5pts

Dear Madam, Amla fruit is available in shopping mall. It is also available in dried form. Here in Mumbai, we buy amla from vegetable vendor. \U0001f60a

Aim Medil
Aim Medil 5pts

Amor Karulkar, where can i get that Amla fruit? I am here in Sharjah UAE

Amol Karulkar
Amol Karulkar 5pts

Amla fruit is miracle in hair growth \U0001f60a

Mar Risa
Mar Risa 5pts

Jaried Rise lol i couldnt help myself!!

Katty Mano
Katty Mano 5pts

Merey baal girna bnd ho gye jb s pakistan m ai hu

Ana Davis
Ana Davis 5pts

Tiana Anjeanet Davis read this!!

Tigerhjärta Tofan
Tigerhjärta Tofan 5pts

I have hair i just asked an d i have no wife and i keep my wife with my heart.i

DrSatish Kumar
DrSatish Kumar 5pts

Hair fall ? Depending on reason .... You need to take treatment. Wish u all the best

Michael J. Cocks
Michael J. Cocks 5pts

Why wouldn't you want to lose your hair? Being bald is easy and women think it's sexy!

Daniel Shipley
Daniel Shipley 5pts

I have no idea why you would bring this to my attention??

Farah Gulfishan
Farah Gulfishan 5pts

Inshaallah we can only try our best. But wen it goes pete tong put a hijaab on lol

Younas Coolcat
Younas Coolcat 5pts

Getting ther slowly but surely..InshaAllah it's all about improving attitude with gratitude ❤alhumdulliah for having all u in my life ❤

Tifanee Miller
Tifanee Miller 5pts

Check this out Preslee Miller, it's all about good diet and less junk!

Farah Gulfishan
Farah Gulfishan 5pts

Good on you! wish we could have that attitude for everything x

Younas Coolcat
Younas Coolcat 5pts

Hair or no hair..u get to a stage in life where really doesn't matter ❤

Bulti Barman
Bulti Barman 5pts

Haa mojhe be hair fall hoti h par kesi roko