If you’re losing your hair, I’m pretty sure you wish you knew what was causing it. And if you found out, would you do something about it?
A discovery was made several years back, indicating that there was a hormone responsible for male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness.
DHT is a hormone found in both men and women, and it’s said to cause a number of health problems—one of which is gradual baldness.
You already know the symptoms, don’t you?
– Dry scalp
– Hair falling out
– That inevitable bald spot that just keeps expanding
Yep, you can blame DHT for all of it.
But here’s the good news. You don’t have to put up with it anymore.
Nutritionists have once again come to the rescue and recommended a bunch of DHT blocking ingredients we can all add to our diets.
The following foods contain one or more of the following:
– Delta-7 stearine
So what foods should you and I be eating to inhibit this DHT hormone?
If there’s one food that contains tons of lycopene, it’s the humble tomatoes. If you can get hold organic tomatoes, you’ll enjoy the benefits of lycopene—and it’s more than just a decelerator for baldness.
Lycopene fights cancer ferociously. It also helps prevent mental illnesses by strengthening your cognitive abilities. And yes, lycopene also inhibits the DHT hormone, meaning you can actually stop baldness right in its tracks.
Tomato puree is also rich in lycopene because it’s a whole lot of tomatoes that have been concentrated into one little can. Use tomato puree for your pastas, stews and sauces.
Let’s stay with lycopene for a moment. Carrots are also rich in this antioxidant, and I’ve got a few great ways to help you implement more of them into your diet.
You already know that lycopene is good for you. You also know that it inhibits DHT. So let’s get to the good part.
A lot of people struggle with eating vegetables in general. Carrots are even harder to implement into a diet because they aren’t that pleasant (for some) to eat unless a lot has been done to them.
Here are some suggestions on how to ‘sneak’ carrots into your diet:
– Juice them. Carrot juice is one of the best ways to absorb every bit of lycopene those suckers have in them.
– Grate them up. Grated carrot has a sweeter flavor. Grated carrots can also be added to almost any savory dish like mince, stew, stir-fry or as a cooked or raw garnish.
– Oven-dry them. Oven-dried carrots are like chips—only healthier! Kids love them too because of their sweet flavor.
Spinach, Kale and Swiss Chard
Green vegetables are your best bet for inhibiting DHT. They contain a lot of zinc, which regulates your hormones and stops DHT from taking over. Zinc also repairs your cells after being damaged from eating junk food.
Swiss chard is excellent because it contains biotin and zinc. So you get a double whammy of DHT-blocking goodness.
Kale, chard and spinach are not everyone’s favorites. So it may be difficult to get them down. But there are awesome combinations you can put together to get these essential foods into your body.
– Mashed together with butter and cream
– Added to stews and soups as a thickener
– Fried with garlic and cheddar as a garnish
– Kale can also be dried up and eaten as chips
Legumes have so many benefits, I could write a book about them!
But the one benefit we’re interested in is a DHT blocker. Beans—especially red kidney beans—contain biotin. Biotin is essential for generating fatty acids in your body.
These fatty acids combat baldness by moisturizing your scalp. Additionally, the biotin inhibits the DHT hormone, keeping baldness at bay.
Different nuts hold different benefits—but must about all of them are great for blocking DHT.
Peanuts are another food that contains biotin. Eating peanuts will get those fatty acids to where they need to go.
Walnuts, Pecans and Almonds
L-Lysine is a DHT inhibitor that’s found mostly in nuts. Almost any nuts will do, but walnuts, pecans and almonds are richest.
Cashews are more rich in zinc than other nuts. And you know what a combative effect zinc has on baldness, don’t you?
Everyone loves watermelon. It’s a filling snack that’s packed with antioxidants…
…and lycopene! Yes, the same antioxidants you find in tomatoes and carrots is found in this sweet favorite.
So the next time your kids get stuck into a watermelon, join them!
Dried pumpkin seeds are a distinctly dark green color. They’re packed with magnesium, essential oils and other vitamins and minerals.
But more importantly, they also contain Delta-7 stearine, a fierce DHT inhibitor.
But this inhibitor works a little different to the others we’ve mentioned. It goes straight to the hair follicle, and prevents the build up of DHT!
Pumpkin seeds are easily your most important natural prevention against hair loss.
Eating white-colored mushrooms is not only good for coping with stress. They also release high amounts of zinc when cooked.
White button mushrooms are probably the most common and affordable; but try your hand at a few others too. As long as they’re white and edible, they’ll block DHT significantly.
I must eat at least two bananas a week. Often a lot more.
It’s your quickest access to potassium and is one of the most nutritious fruits on the planet.
Bananas contain high amounts of biotin; your local friendly DHT fighter.