No one likes losing their hair, but unfortunately for some of us it is only a matter of time. Or is it? A common myth about hair loss is that it all comes down to genetics and while that may be partly true, there are plenty of ways to combat the effects your genetics have on your hair. One way is with vegetable juice. I don’t mean pre-canned juice that has loss all its nutrients and has additives. Fresh vegetable juice is a delicious and raw way to help prevent hair loss.
1. The Science
The science behind this is very simple. DHT is a hormone that causes hair loss and it is created when an enzyme called 5 alpha reductase takes the testosterone in your body and turns it in to DHT. The simple solution is to drink vegetable juice regularly, as the nutrients in the vegetables helps inhibit the enzyme 5 alpha reductase. It is easy, raw, natural, and great for you.
2. The Hidden Treasure
The great thing about vegetable juices is that you can add in anything you want. You can use carrots, celery, spinach, cauliflower, and anything else. It is especially good for hiding vegetables you do not like. If you do not like beets, then try making a juice with carrots, celery, and spinach, and then add a beet or two in. You will not taste the beet, because the taste of the other vegetables will cover the taste, but you will still get all of the nutrients. This is a great way to get a wide variety of nutrients, without having to take unnatural supplements.
One thing to be careful about is sweeteners. It is important to avoid them as much as possible. Dumping a large spoon of sugar into your vegetable juice is a bad way to sweeten your juice. A very easy and completely natural way to sweeten your juice is to add a small amount of fruit. Adding an apple or a peach will add some sweetness, in a natural way that your body is better able to handle, even though it is advisable not to mix fruits and vegetables, but if this is the only way you can drink vegetable juices, so be it.
4. The Peel
A mistake people make when juicing is peeling the vegetables. The peel is where a lot of the nutrients are stored and when you peel that off, you are missing out on vital nutrients. If you invest in a high quality slow juicer, it will help keep the nutrients in the juice you will drink. An important factor in not needing to peel produce is to get it organic. If you buy organic, then you do not need to worry about damaging chemicals being used on the produce.
5. The Combinations
Figuring out what vegetables you like in juices can be a bit tricky and frustrating if you just made a giant glass of it. The best way to prevent this is to make small batches of each drink. Only use a quarter or even an eighth of the vegetables and make sure to keep track of what you do and do not like. You do not have to stick strictly to vegetables, either. They are important and should make up the majority of your juice, but try adding nuts and seeds to make it a complete and wholesome drink.
Now that you know the basics of vegetable juicing and the science behind why it helps prevent hair loss, go try it. It is very simple to do and is perfect for someone on the go, because it requires very little effort. Whether you are already showing signs of hair loss, or you want to be preemptive, it is never too early to start.
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