Foods That Cause Hair Loss

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Now a days hair loss has become a common problem. Normally we lose 100 hair strands per day. That is normal and are replaced immediately by new hair. However when the hair fall gets uncontrollable it becomes a problem.

Hair is the main asset of one's personality . Loss of hair will ruin your overall look.. It will also decrease your self-esteem and you will start avoiding social gatherings.

What Causes Summer Hair Loss

The causes of hair loss are many such as stress, excessive use of chemical products on hair, hormonal imbalance, washing your hair daily etc. Apart from these causes, some foods can also cause hair loss. You need to avoid excessive consumption of these foods (fried foods, sugar free foods etc) to prevent hair loss.

Have a look at some foods which cause hair loss.

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Fried Foods

Excessive intake of fatty and fried foods should be avoided as they may cause hair loss. They contain saturated fatty acids and trans fats that may cause hormonal imbalance and thus hair loss.

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Caffeine

Excessive intake of coffee can cause hair loss as it may keep you alert resulting in less sleep. Sleeplessness is an important trigger of hair loss.

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Sugar-Free Foods

Zero calorie sugars or foods made from 'sugar free' contain a chemical substance called aspartame (artificial sweetener) which causes thinning of hair and hair loss.

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Packaged Foods

They are laden with preservatives, artificial colours and flavours that can cause many health issues including hair loss. A colour namely cochineal extract or carmine dye extracted from dried bugs causes severe hair loss.

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Too Much Vitamin A

Excessive intake of foods or supplements containing vitamin A can trigger hair loss. The daily recommended allowance for vitamin A is not more than 5,000 International Units (IU) per day. When the excess vitamin A is flushed from the body, your hair will start to grow back again.

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Refined Foods

Foods such as cakes, white breads, cookies etc made from refined flour cause hair loss. These foods cause sharp increase in blood sugar levels which can trigger stress and cause hair loss. Moreover, these foods lack nutrients that can make your hair weak leading to hair loss.

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Eating Unhygienic Food

They may contain harmful bacteria which causes typhoid and other food-borne diseases. These diseases can cause hair fall. Avoid having unhygienic street foods to protect yourself from the diseases and hair loss.

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