If there are foods that can help boost hair growth, there are ones that can cause hair loss too. Having said that, if you’re already struggling with hair thinning or hair loss, be sure to watch out for these kinds of food as they can make your condition worst.
Since hair is mainly protein, you really will suffer hair loss if your diet is high in sugar which lacks in protein. Aside from that sugar-based diet do not contain vitamins like vitamin E, copper, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, and selenium, and other vitamins and trace minerals which are all necessary for a person to have healthy hair. Aside from that a diet high in sugar, chemicals, and inflammation-causing foods may cause a hormone imbalance. Without the right hormone balance, the body cannot produce the right hormones linked to the growth of healthy hair.
2. High-Mercury Fish
Ahi and Bigeye tuna, king mackerel, tilefish, swordfish, marlin, and shark are all high in mercury which is a chemical that can lead to hair thinning and hair loss. So if you eat a lot of fish, just be careful with the kind of fish you consume.
Some specialists suggest that excess alcohol can inhibit hair’s ability to absorb zinc and other minerals essential for healthy hair and can cause hair loss.If you can’t go a day without a drink, you should at least limit it to two drinks a day if you’re a man and one drink if you’re a woman. That’s the maximum amount of alcohol the liver can break down in a day.
4. Fried Foods
Just like alcohol, the body can only process so many fatty foods in a day. Keep saturated fats, Trans fat, and hydrogenated fats to a minimum by avoiding deep fried foods, red meats, dairy products, and process foods since they can cause fatty liver disease.Studies have found a link between a diet high in saturated fat and higher testosterone levels. High testosterone can cause higher levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a testosterone derivative linked with male pattern baldness.
5. Foods With High Glycemic Index
Refined grains, potatoes, rice, and starches turn into sugar once you consume them. If you’re not sure what are the foods you should be avoiding, go by staying away from “anything white”. While it may be too drastic to completely cut them off your diet, just remember to keep everything in moderation to help you with your hair loss issues.
6. Foods High In Selenium
Selenium is a micro-mineral that your body needs in small amounts; about 55 micrograms per day, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However,too much selenium can cause hair loss. Go easy when consuming all kinds of meat, oyster, tuna, and whole wheat bread since these foods are rich in selenium.
7. Foods High In Vitamin A
A multivitamin containing vitamin A is fine, but individual supplement for vitamin A is not. This is because high doses of vitamin A are toxic for the body and can cause hair loss. This type of toxicity happens only if you take high-dose supplements, so just be careful when taking supplements. If you’re not sure, consult your primary health care provider first before taking any supplement especially if you already take other medication.
The artificial sweetener aspartame has been linked to thinning hair, hair loss and a host of other health issues. Aspartame is a common ingredient in diet sodas and other diet foods. So, again, sugar. Start cutting out all forms of sugar in your diet whether it’s glucose, fructose, dextrose, sucrose and even natural sugars that you can get from fruits. Remember that too much of anything can be bad for you. If natural sugars that you get from fruits can lead to hair loss when taken too much, how much more if you always get it from an artificial source?
Being more conscious of your diet is great in maintaining your hair’s condition. This means not only eating foods that boost hair growth but avoiding the ones that cause hair loss too. But if you do that along with receiving LUXE’s herbal scalp treatment, you’ll see better and faster results! That’s because Ayurvedic herbs help maintain and restore the hair follicles while balancing the level of white blood cells in hair cells which prevents hair loss in the process.