Looking for a way to solve your androgenetic alopecia without expensive and invasive treatments?
You’re in the right place.
Today I’ll be going over tips to how foods that are good for androgenetic alopecia and other forms of hair loss.
Eating these foods more often will strengthen your hair, make it thicker, and help it grow back in places where it’s been lost.
Let’s get into it!
Best foods for androgenetic alopecia
You don’t have to eat all of these foods, but the more you try, the better results you’ll see.
Try mixing some of these into your meals or snacking on them.
They contain the vitamins and minerals needed to support strong hair and to prevent more hair loss from occurring.
One of the most important nutrients for achieving a great androgenetic alopecia diet is collagen.
This is a protein that makes up the bones, ligaments, and other tissues within the body including your hair.
That means if you don’t get adequate amounts of collagen in your diet, your hair may become brittle and weak, thus making more of it fall out.
Since a lot of collagen can be found in the bones of animals, bone broth is an excellent source to get it from.
Bone broth can be made into a soup and added to a variety of meals for both flavor and collagen.
Lemons, oranges, and limes all contain high levels of antioxidants and vitamins like vitamin C.
Vitamin C plays a big role in hair health because it helps synthesize the production of collagen as we just mentioned with bone broth.
The more collagen you have in your system, the better. However, your body also has to be able to produce enough of it naturally and use it effectively.
That’s why you should start snacking on more citrus fruits every day. Oranges, tangerines, and clementines are great for this.
Keep them with you when you go to work, school, or keep a bowl in your home.
Similarly, it’s a good idea to add lemon or lime to your water as you stay hydrated throughout the day.
Chicken is an excellent source of protein which supports your skin, muscle, hair, and other tissues within the body.
Furthermore, guess what chicken also contains? Collagen!
You’ll notice that collagen is a very important nutrient when it comes to treating androgenetic alopecia and other forms of hair loss.
I recommend that you try making an entire meal with chicken including a side of veggies and a complex carbohydrate like potatoes.
This allows you to get in protein, collagen, vitamins from the vegetables, and long lasting energy from the complex carbs.
Some people also like to prepare meals ahead of time which can be placed in containers. It’s common to do chicken, rice, and broccoli for example.
Who doesn’t love some eggs in the morning? Besides protein and healthy fatty acids, eggs also contain a very crucial nutrient for hair loss: biotin.
Biotin is incredible for hair, skin, and nails. It’s commonly taken by pregnant mothers to ensure that their baby’s come out as healthy as possible.
However, everybody can take it 🙂
I’ve written an entire article on how to use biotin for reversing hair loss, so make sure to read that, too.
Different types of berries
Berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries all contain antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are amazing for treating androgenetic alopecia.
For example, they contain vitamin A which protects cells within the body from free radicals and outside toxins. This includes your hair cells.
Berries also offer good levels of niacin which helps promote blood flow around the body and to the scalp. On that note, you should read my previous articles on brushing the scalp and massaging the scalp as they explain this more.
The easiest way to get berries in your diet is to simply snack on them.
However, you can also add different kinds of berries to smoothies to maximize the nutrients you get in one sitting. I’d also suggest making a parfait in which you mix berries and yogurt for a yummy snack 🙂
Nuts of all kinds give you high amounts of healthy fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6.
These healthy fats play an important role in reducing inflammation and keeping the cells within the body healthy.
If your body is in an inflamed state on a regular basis, your hair will be more likely to become thin, brittle, and ultimately fall out.
I recommend snacking on different kinds of nuts or eating more peanut butter to easily get more healthy fatty acids in your diet.
Fish, similar to chicken, contains good amounts of collagen which is needed to keep your hair strong.
You can eat fish as a separate meal with a side of rice and vegetables, for example.
Most types of fish are good, too. You can eat tuna, salmon, tilapia, haddock, or cod.
All of these contain protein and healthy fats which are amazing for hair health in general, as well.
One of the best vegetables you can snack on or add to meals is carrots. This is because they contain high levels of vitamin A which is an antioxidant that protects the body’s cells.
All of the tissue in the body also require vitamin A to stay healthy and that includes your hair. Getting more vitamin A into your diet will help your hair follicles stay strong and moisturized.
It’s recommended to get approximately 2,000 UI of vitamin A every day which is easy when you’re eating carrots. A single carrot can contain up to 1,000 UI or more.
Do you enjoy having a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning? Me, too!
However, did you know that caffeine found in coffee can be a good way to improve your hair health?
This is because caffeine is a stimulant and promotes blood flow throughout the body. This means more oxygen, blood, and nutrients will be able to reach the scalp and get deep into the hair follicle.
Try having a cup of coffee every day with little to no additives.
Beans, especially kidney beans, are rich in protein, healthy fats, iron, and other nutrients crucial for hair health.
You can eat kidney beans on their own, as a side dish, or implement them into meals like stews.
Iron is a very important mineral for androgenetic alopecia because it plays a role in producing hemoglobin. If you don’t have enough hemoglobin in your blood, oxygen, and nutrients will have a difficult time being transported around the body.
Final thoughts on the male and female androgenetic alopecia diet
If you’re suffering from androgenetic alopecia, you don’t have to opt for expensive and invasive treatment options if you don’t want.
Many people have great experiences changing their diet and regrowing their hair as a result.
As they say, you are what you eat.
I recommend that you focus on getting more biotin and collagen to begin. Both of these play a role in creating strong hair. Chicken, fish, eggs, and bone browth are fantastic sources.
Next, citrus fruits like oranges and lemons contain vitamin C which helps your body use collagen. You may enough of it in your system, but your body has to be able to use it effectively.
Berries like strawberries and blueberries will also provide your body with antioxidants that protect hair cells from outside damage.
You may also want to consider eating more beans and peanuts for their fatty acid and iron content.
Besides that, getting some caffeine in your system(in small doses) has the benefit of promoting blood flow to take all of these nutrients to the scalp.