Are you gasping every time looking at the strands of hair on your brush or the floor every time you comb? Have you tried everything and every product out there but nothing is working?
Did you ever wonder if it might be the smoothie that you so relish that is causing your severe hair fall?
It’s a well-known fact that lack of nutrients in your food can cause hair fall or breakage of nails but did you know that the opposite is also true?
Yeah, you read that right, a lot of food groups and especially excessive consumption can be the cause of your hair fall. I’m listing down a few common food groups that can cause hair fall, see if you find your culprit-
Thinking of French fries makes me go yum but in reality, fried food isn’t that great for your scalp health. The oil from your food affects the oil glands in your scalp making it more greasy and your hair more prone to falling.
Sugar is one of the biggest culprits because a lot of sugar consumption goes unnoticed in our daily life. A spoon in your tea, another in your smoothie and you’ve already had more sugar for the day than you should.
Sugar also interferes with your blood circulation. Improper blood circulation means that nutrients are not reaching your hair which then causes your hair to lose its shine, its health, and ultimately your hair starts falling off.
Carbonated drinks are the life of all the parties, aren’t they? But what do they exactly do once they’re inside your body? They interfere with your insulin production, which increases the blood sugar level which then interferes with your circulation and causes hair fall.
You might wonder why nuts are on the list. Nuts have high protein and pretty much all the nutritionists tell you to eat nuts in your diet.
You might also be aware that a lot of people have nut allergies but what you might not know is that a lot of people are mildly allergic to nuts. This means that they don’t show sudden bad reactions to nuts but the symptoms manifest over time in the form of receding hairline, deteriorating hair health, etc. So, next time, be careful ladies when you include nuts in your diet. Make sure to get a proper allergy test first.
Foods high in Vitamin A
The high amount of Vitamin A in your body can lead to hair fall. Dieticians even recommend NOT taking Vitamin A as a separate supplement.
Aspartame is one of the favorite replacements for sugar. It is commonly found in diet soda. But aspartame really has a bad effect on overall hair health leading to thinning of hair.
Did you know that as we grow older, we lose the capability to digest milk? Humans are not built to digest milk. Most people are actually Lactose Intolerant but they never know that they are. So, my first suggestion is that you try to give up milk and milk products for a few days and see if it makes any changes.
If it does, then all the better, isn’t it?
Now how does milk affect your hair? Well, milk has a high amount of fat which then affects the functioning of your oil glands on the scalp. It also increases the secretion of testosterone (a male hormone), which again is a big reason for hair fall for many people.
So, did any of these food items feel like they might be the reason for your hair fall? Try to eliminate these food products from your daily consumption to isolate the ones which affect you the most.
If you cannot, try reducing your consumption to a minimum.
Trust me, minor changes in your diet can change your hair to fall to luscious locks in no time!