DHT or Dihydrotestosterone is used by body in the hair follicle, prostate and skin, though most of us need not worry about DHT level, but in few cases, high level of Dihydrotestosterone can cause hair loss, as high level of DHT stops essential nutrients from reaching the hair scalp, thus a patient with high DHT level can experience slow hair growth, high rate of hair fall and in advance cases baldness.
Though there are many ways through which we can control the Dihydrotestosterone levels, in this article we will discuss vegetable those are rich in Zinc, Lycopene and Biotin that can help in managing the DHT level and slowing down the process of hair loss or can also completely stop hair loss problem.
Biotin Rich Vegetables:
Biotin commonly known as Vitamin H is required by our bodies to convert the food consumed by us into energy.
A healthy amount of Biotin consumption improves skin, nails & hair, and a deficiency can trigger hair loss, skin issues and other issues.
Biotin is a soluble vitamin that can be consumed in tablet form and is easily available in pharmacies, though Biotin doesn’t have any major side effects, best would be consulting a Doctor for proper dosage, alternatively, you can also improve Biotin in your body by including these vegetables:
Mushrooms: Try sliced mushrooms in Yogurt or a spinach salad
Sweet potato: Sweet potatoes contain the highest levels of biotin and beta carotene, good for hair and skin both. You can consume sweet potato by baking them or can even mash them with salt.
Spinach: Spinach the leafy green vegetable contains the highest level of biotin. Fresh or frozen both are good to consume, but the ideal is to consume fresh spinach.
Chopped spinach mixed with Desi gram & peanut can be a perfect brunch.
Broccoli: A good source of biotin, you can consume it as a side dish or can add Broccoli to any stir-fry dish.
Lycopene Rich Vegetables:
Lycopene is one of the most powerful antioxidants in food; researches are underway to determine its wide impact, though it has been observed that a balanced diet of Lycopene can prevent hair loss, cancer, heart diseases and few other conditions.
Though there are no listed symptoms of Lycopene deficiency and there are no defined daily intake values through which any amount for consumption can be fixed though it’s best to consume Lycopene in a balanced way.
Vegetables those are High in lycopene include:
Tomato: Tomatoes are high in lycopene, you can try different dishes, and the easiest way is a bowl full of tomato soup
Sweet red peppers: You can consume them by baking them with fresh cheese (Paneer)
Asparagus: you can consume Asparagus by mixing it with sweet red pepper, fresh cheese and tomatoes.
Red cabbage: Can be consumed raw in the form of salad.
Zinc Rich Vegetables:
The daily value intake for zinc is 11mg and if you are a vegetarian, it will be a bit harder for you as zinc is not as much available in plants then meat products. Though there is plenty of vegetable available that are zinc-rich and will fulfil the purpose.
Other than hair loss control Zinc is an important mineral required by the body for keeping a healthy immune system, protein building, triggering enzymes and creating DNA.
Below is a list of zinc-rich vegetables
Shiitake mushrooms: Try sliced mushrooms in Yogurt or a spinach salad
Green Peas: Can eat raw or shallow fry with fresh cheese & tomatoes
Spinach: Ideal is to consume fresh spinach. Chopped spinach mixed with Desi gram & peanut can be a perfect brunch.
Lima beans: Can consume it as a side dish or can add to any stir-fry dish.
Lentil sprouts: A mix of Lentil sprouts and Peanut can be a perfect brunch.
Asparagus: You can consume Asparagus by mixing it with sweet red pepper, fresh cheese and tomatoes.
Beet Greens: A very rich source of Zinc can be consumed raw in the form of salad.
Broccoli: A good source of Zinc, you can consume it as a side dish or can add Broccoli to any stir-fry dish.
Sweet Corn: Can be consumed as a mix with onion, tomato and fresh cheese with a bit of sees salt.
A balanced diet will not only help you in controlling your hair loss, but it will also help you in improving your overall health. In many cases, we have observed that without or with hair loss treatment and hair transplant surgery, if the hair transplant patient followed the diet suggested to them, the after hair transplant results were excellent.
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