Top 10 Green Foods to Fight Hair Loss

Green foods for hairHair loss is a very common problem with no steady solution.  Dozens of creams, hair solutions, shampoos and medicines have been tried and tested but in vain.

Well, what’s wrong? Are these shampoos and conditioners just a marketing gimmick and nothing substantial? Will there ever be a solution to this?

Don’t worry.  Keep your cool and think about how you are treating our hair. Moreover, when it comes to your hair, it is not just what you put on your tresses but also your overall diet that counts.

And, like every other body part, strands of hair are made up of cells and constitute processes that are directly affected by your eating pattern.

Though it takes longer to notice the effects of changes in diet on your hair than on your skin, still eating habits substantially affect the texture and strength of your hair. But the best way to prevent hair loss and to improve the appearance of your hair is to keep a close eye on what you are eating.

Since a long time, green vegetables have been considered as a rich source of nutrition compared to any other food form. And they have still not lost their relevance. They are loaded with important minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium and vitamins K, C, E, B.

Moreover, they are a storehouse of huge reserves of phytonutrients including lutein, and beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, which provide coverage to our cells against damage.

Dark green leaves contain small amounts of Omega- 3 fats  and vitamin K. Deficiency of these vitamins in our present day diet has aggravated problems like hair fall.

Greens vegetables and fruits are packed with nutrients and provide protection against diseases because of the preventive phytochemicals they contain.

In addition, their high water content helps keep your hair and skin hydrated. Lack of water in our skin and hair makes them lose their strength and shine, thereby making them brittle.

Green vegetables, enriched with vitamin A, not only condition and moisturize the scalp but also contain antioxidants that fight free radical damage caused by factors like pollution. Moreover, they help make your hair thick and lustrous.

Here are some of the best green foods lists that can help you fight hair loss-

1. Avocados

While it’s still not clear whether they are fruits or vegetable but they serve as the best solution present for counteracting hair problems.

Avocados are loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin B and C, which cause hair to grow effectively, and vitamin E which ensures that hair cells are supplied with oxygen, leading to strengthening of capillary walls, thus improving scalp circulation.

This fruit works as a charm when used as conditioner as it has high fat content. Just mash a ripe avocado and apply it on damp hair and get naturally strong, healthy and shiny hair.

2. Spinach

Popeye the Sailor Man’s favorite superfood spinach, in reality is the powerhouse of rich nutrients. Its dark green leaves are enriched with high fiber content and are very low in calories. In addition, it is a good source of antioxidants including, lutein, beta carotene, zeaxanthin, and vitamin C. Thus, it is good for your hair, eyes and eyes.

Spinach contains high amounts of vitamin K and potassium that are necessary to keep healthy bone structure and help to lower the risk of bone weakening. With vitamin A and B, spinach lays down the roadmap for a healthy circulatory system, boosting your energy levels and paving way for healthy eyes, hairs and better immune system.

Top 10 Home Remedies website suggests that one can have this superfood as spinach soup and spinach salad to prevent hair loss. You can eat it along with other vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, Swiss chard, etc.

3. Gooseberry

Gooseberry is a widely used traditional hair tonic that enhances hair growth and increases pigmentation. It is the richest source of vitamin C and the best way to take it would be to eat it raw with a little salt. It is often available in the form of pickles or it is dried powdered form. It may also be used as a vegetable.

Boil it in a small amount of water till it turns soft. Then cut it into pieces and leave it in shade to dry. These dried pieces should then be boiled in coconut oil till they become parched.

The dark color oil that is extracted as a result is excellent in preventing graying of hair and strengthening the roots. The water in which dried gooseberry pieces were soaked overnight also nourishes hair and can be used to rinse while washing the hair.

Besides, you can find another easy way to use Indian gooseberry on your hair at Indian Makeup Beauty Blog. It suggests grating the fruit, extracting its juice, mixing it with coconut oil, and then boiling it.

4. Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and certainly keeps hair fall problems at bay. The present day silicone-based shampoos and conditioners may look attractive but they leave behind harmful particles that damage your hair.

Apple cider vinegar, on the other hand, not only helps balance the pH of your hair but also removes product build up. Furthermore, the best way to derive the benefits of this healthy solution is to include it as a part of your diet. Hence, you should take it regularly.

In a Japanese clinical trial, a safe, natural polyphone compound found in apples was proven to enhance new hair growth in men suffering from baldness. Moreover, apple cider serve as a natural conditioner and controls dandruff but make sure you wash your hair thoroughly as it gives a distinct smell.

5. Lettuce

Lettuce is a rich source of iron, folic acid, zinc and vitamins A and C. In Ayurveda, an alternative medicine practiced in India, lettuce is considered an effective remedy for hair loss.

To benefit from the hair strengthening qualities of lettuce it is better to make it a regular part of your diet, in whole form or combined with other vegetables for a vitamin-rich hair tonic.

According to rawfoodenergybenefits.com, you can also drink lettuce juice as it is packed with iron, protein, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

6. Peas

These small green pearls have proved that they can do wonders to your hair. They are loaded with different types of vitamins and minerals like zinc, iron and vitamin B.

Do not underestimate their nutritional value merely because of their small size as they are highly nutritious and hence boost the health of your hair. They are a rich source of protein which is essential for healthy hair growth. They also contain beta-carotene and vitamin C, and iron.

7. Bell Peppers

Being a rich source of vitamin C, bell peppers are a must in your diet. Vitamin C helps in better transition of oxygen to the hair follicles, thereby making them strong and thick.

In addition, regular consumption of bell peppers promotes collagen formation in hair, and prevents hair fall and breakage. According to the Skinny Diva Beauty site, vitamin C deficiency may give rise to issues like dry hair and split ends.

8.  Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the best available sources of protein, which is essential for healthy hair growth. According to Leonard Bjeldanes, professor of Nutritional Science at UC Berkeley, and Gary Firestone, professor of Molecular Biology, broccoli is high in an enzyme called indole, or I3C, which is converted to diindolylmethane during digestion.

Diindolylmethane has been shown to inhibit the actions of DHT, a well-known metabolite in testosterone that has been linked to male pattern baldness. Broccoli is package deal for good health and hair. So, the next time you take a trip to super market, make sure you go to the broccoli aisle, too.

9. Watermelon

During summers, watermelon is just the best way to turn off the heat. This refreshing and tasty fruit not only keeps your energy up but also helps keep hair fall away.

Watermelon contains a phyto-nutrient called ‘citrulline’, which increases arginine levels in your body. Arginine is an amino acid which boosts immune system and improves blood circulation.

10.   Kiwis

This exotic fruit is not only tasty but it acts as an effective hair rejuvenator as well. Kiwis prevent hair loss and also slow down premature graying of your hair. They are high on water content that helps moisturize your scalp.

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