5 Worst Foods For Your Hair

January 12, 2015

Did you know that some foods can keep your locks from growing? It’s true! If your NYE resolution is to grow a glowing mane these are the top 5 foods to avoid when starting your hair growth initiative.

ALCOHOL

A glass or two of Bubbly won’t hurt but excessive alcohol consumption causes a reduction in the levels of zinc which is an important mineral in the hair growth cycle, low levels of zinc can result in an inhibition in the growth of the hair and in the quality of the hair grown.

BLEACHED WHITE FLOUR

Starchy foods are broken down into sugar and can cause your hair to thin. If you are having a floury deliciousness love affair with foods like bread, pastas, pastries, try consuming smaller amounts, just while your grow out your locks to try natural grains instead. Whole Wheat Pasta with Basil Pesto perhaps?

DIET COKE

This one is gonna hurt. You might think you’re doing yourself a favor by drinking Diet Coke as opposed to regular. While diet soda does contain fewer calories, it contains aspartame, a controversial artificial sweetener that may be toxic and hazardous to your health. Aspartame consumption has been linked to many unpleasant side effects, including hair loss.

SUGAR

For your hair’s sake, put down that pint of ice cream. Sugar messes with protein absorption and we all know how important protein is for your hair. Your don’t have to cut out sugar altogether. It just to lower your consumption. If your used to having two spoons of sugar in your coffee, try one instead or some agave syrup. Still need a sweet fix? Try some fruit instead they are loaded with hair growing vitamins and nutrients.

SALT

Sprinkling salt on your favorite foods it delicious we agree- it’s our absolute vice. But, its not good for your hair! Excess sodium has been shown to cause hair to shed excessively. Limit your salt intake to less than 2,300 mg (1 teaspoon ) a day and 1,500 mg if you’re age 51 or older, or if you are African American, or if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. And it’s not just table salt you have to worry about. Many processed and prepared foods contain sodium so start looking at those nutrition labels before you reach for Low Sodium chips. If you want to keep your hair full of body, sprinkle with caution.


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