Winter, which is one of the biggest shedding hair, is coming. And just like with your skin, your hair is affected by your diet and the nutrients you consume. So that you should know which food is harmful to hair in winter such as sugar food, alcohol, starchy white foods, swordfish, low-protein foods, fast food.
Nowadays beauty needs are increasingly becoming one indispensable part of life and taking care of hair is an essential problem. With the right foods, you not only protect your hair, but also make them thicker, and with the wrong food, you are damaging your hair. Now Macsarahair will help you research 6 types of food that are harmful to hair when winter is coming.
1. Sugar foods:
As we know, sugar is one of the causes of promoting the aging process. Protein is very important for your hair, and sugar hinders the absorption of it. Besides, sugary foods cause your body to produce more insulin that increases androgen in your body. Androgen is the cause of making hair follicles shrink and hair loss occurs at a more rapid rate. So that we should avoid eating too much sugar food such as candies, cakes, chocolate …
Do you know the connection between alcohol and hair loss? Alcohol is the cause that makes your hair become brittle and weaken. Alcohol slows the levels of zinc in your body, and zinc is a nutrient that is essential for healthy hair and growth. So you should limit the amount of alcohol every day to protect your hair by cutting down on your drinking and stopping drinking altogether.
3. Starchy white foods:
Starchy white foods can have effects similar to sugar. This food has a high glycemic index which causes an insulin spike, then it will lead to hair loss. Starchy white foods include pizza, rice, white pasta, potatoes, chestnuts, cakes, pastries, and white bread.
Generally speaking, fish is the food that is good for your hair growth because fish is the food with high levels of protein and most fish don’t have high mercury levels. However, swordfish is known as one type of fish that you should avoid as much as possible. Swordfish have mercury. As we can see, high levels of mercury can lead to hair loss.
5. Low-protein foods:
Nail, skin, and hair are made up of protein. Therefore, if your diet is low in protein, your hair will be affected. Low-protein foods conclude fruits such as apples, bananas, peaches, berries, grapefruit, etc; vegetables such as tomatoes, asparagus, peppers, broccoli, leafy greens; grains such as rice, oats, bread, pasta, barley, etc. Although low-protein foods are good for health, we need to have a reasonable diet by limiting to eat them so much.
6. Fast food:
According to studies done by universities have shown that over 25% of Americans eat fast food at least once a day. Although eating fast food once in a while won’t have any negative effects, the problem is this type of food, with high salt and saturated fat content, is very often addicting and eaten in excess. And excessive consumption of this food will create nutrient deficiencies which can lead to hair loss. So that you should try to avoid fast food as much as possible.
All the above are the foods harming for your hair, we should avoid eating them to protect hair. Besides, we should eat more food which is good for hair such as Kiwi, Peanut Butter, Clams, Red Peppers, Carrots, Walnuts, Blueberries, Liver, Oysters, Guava, Yogurt, Eggs, etc.
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