Regular Balanced Meals are Important to Prevent Hair Fall

I have a lot of hair fall since one month. I feel very anxious about this, please can you tell me what is wrong and if a change in my diet can rectify this. I have been skipping lunch for the last 2-months to lose weight.

First of all relax you can lose hair from tension. Skipping meals is the next greatest cause for losing hair. Your body requires certain nutrients in specific quantities daily and they can be provided and absorbed only if you eat all three meals. Please understand that skipping meals does not help losing weight. You have to eat all meals with a proper balance of all foods but only learn to skip and say no to FATTY FOOD. Your body requires water, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates and protein daily and a tiny amount of fat.

Your body requires 50-70 gm protein daily, which is important for growth and maintenance of hair. The protein has to be provided as 20 gm at breakfast 20gm at lunch and 20gm at dinner. This protein is essential for your hair and skin daily. If you miss a meal 20gm protein is lost and surely the hair becomes weak and falls out. Similarly the body requires 500 gms of calcium daily. If you are not taking curds and milk 400-500 ml daily then this calcium need is not met and hair loss is seen.

Therefore we advice never to skip meals and please make sure protein rich foods like dhal/pulses, milk/curd and egg or non-veg are included in every meal. Also 2 glasses of milk is a must daily for all ages and fruits and salads too must be eaten daily to keep up a good supply of vitamin and mineral.

Another dangerous problem that results from skipping meals is that the haemoglobin (Hb) levels in the blood is seen to go down when people skip meals. This also results in hair fall. Eating fresh fruits and fresh salads help to improve the haemoglobin levels so adding them to your daily diet along with the three balanced meals is helpful. However we want to mention that only fruits or only salad must never be eaten as a meal.

  • 2 glasses of milk / curd
  • 2 servings of dhal/pulse (with lunch and dinner)
  • 2 servings of salad ( with lunch and dinner)
  • 2 servings of fruit (11 am and 6 pm)
  • 3 Carbohydrate plus Protein balanced meals
  • Are a must daily, for healthy hair and skin.
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