Did you know that some foods may inhibit the production of DHT in the human body? The purpose of this article is to provide some helpful information about foods that you can incorporate into your daily diet. These foods can work in conjunction with your DHT Blocker Shampoo and/or DHT blocker treatments that you are currently using. You will find that most of the food listed below have and abundance of Zinc.
Zinc is essential to hair growth as it provides essential proteins to the hair follicles and scalp. It helps to protect again dry scalp and flaking of the scalp. As our bodies age, along with daily stresses, we may experience a depletion of zinc.
Although zinc is not a standalone solution to prevent DHT hair loss, it certainly helps to have an abundance of zinc stores in our bodies.
Soy (Soy Isoflavones): Soymilk, edamame, tofu and soynuts are very rich in Zinc.
Wheat Germ , Seafoods and Wheat Bran: These food groups are abundant in Zinc. A depletion of Zinc in the body contributes to hair loss and hair thinning. so it is vital to counter Zinc depletion in the human body. Oysters provide the highest amount of Zinc in any food currently available. (100g of oyseter=25mg of Zinc)
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis): Green Tea is an antioxidant which helps to lower cholesterol. Maintaining low cholesterol levels is important overall, but equally important in the hair growth process. The enzyme 5 alpha reductase which is responsible for converting testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone, finds its production in high cholesterol levels. In essence, the higher the cholesterol level, the more likely 5 alpha reductase will be found in larger quantities.
These are just a few food items that contain excellent sources of zinc and antioxidants to reduce cholesterol levels. Hopefully you can make these items a part of your daily diet.
In contrast, there are certain foods that you should avoid while attempting to regrow your hair. Foods that have animal fat content lend themselves to producing 5 alpha reductase so avoid these foods whenever possible. Listed below are other foods to avoid:
Stimulants such as Coffee, Tea, and alcohol can decrease the level of Zinc in the body.
Salty Foods: Excessive amounts of iodine in the body can decrease oxygen rich nutrients from reaching the scalp and hair follicles causing hair loss.
As you continue you current regimen of fighting DHT hair loss, incorporate as many of the good food items listed above to maximize your efforts of regaining your healthy head of hair!