What causes hair loss during diet?
What causes hair loss during diet?
1. Vitamin deficiency and hair loss
Very restrictive diets and sudden weight loss can in many cases lead to vitamin deficiencies, resulting in a chemical imbalance and subsequent hair loss. Some of these diets contain too much or too little vitamin A, which can cause temporary hair loss. One problem with diets, even those recommended by a doctor, is that many concentrate on reducing their caloric or carbohydrate intake but do not pay attention to their nutrient intake, so the dieter begins to develop nutritional deficiencies that result in multiple symptoms. , including the most striking hair loss.
Zinc, vitamin B12 and biotin (vitamin X) are three nutrients that are prerequisites for healthy hair. Without them, the hair enters the dormant phase and begins to fall out. Hair does not grow back until the deficiency is corrected.
Zinc deficiency causes changes in the scalp such as dandruff. This is because zinc is important for cell division and helps the body produce the proteins and collagen necessary for skin and hair follicles to stay healthy and strong. For more zinc in your diet, eat wheat germ, meat, eggs and egg yolks.
Vitamin B12 aids in the formation of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of the body, including the scalp and hair follicles. Add to the diet through eggs, meat and poultry.
Biotin makes hair and skin soft and supple. Brewer’s yeast, brown rice, peas, lentils, soybeans, sunflower seeds and walnuts are sources of biotin.
2. Protein, iron and iodine
When you’re on a weight loss diet, your protein intake is usually very low. The result is that the body must preserve the proteins present, and one of the mechanisms is that it switches the hair from the growth phase to the dormant phase. After two or three months, the hair starts to fall out. This condition can be reversed by adding protein to the diet. Meat proteins are best, but there are also vegetable protein sources such as nuts, seeds, and beans.
Low iron levels in the blood also cause hair loss, so iron-rich foods such as soy, pumpkin seeds, white beans, lentils, spinach and organic meat are needed. Anorexia and bulimia are eating disorders that cause a lack of essential nutrients for the body and cause hair loss. Iodine is another essential nutrient for healthy hair growth. Salt is iodized for these reasons, but unfortunately the iodine in salt is difficult to digest, making it difficult to absorb. Liquid iodine supplements are better.
3. Diet of silicon and saturated fat
Silicon is an essential nutrient and difficult to find in the diet of the Western world. It is considered a regular in Asia because Asians include a lot of rice and raw vegetables in their diet. Silicone strengthens the hair, increases its elasticity and resistance. It is found in rice, oats, lettuce, celery, asparagus, onions, cabbage, strawberries, cucumbers, sunflower seeds. These sources are ONLY good if grown organically because most of these foods are silicon free due to western cultivation methods. Such food should be eaten raw to get the full benefits for the hair. In addition, high-fat foods increase hair loss. People in countries with low-fat diets have very few problems with hair loss. When these countries become *western*, baldness also occurs.
4. Alcohol, Caffeine, Sugar, and Nicotine
These are substances that can reduce food intake in the body and cause an increase in adrenaline levels. This in turn produces more androgens that cause hair loss. Toxemia occurs when the body is filled with these substances that are not easily excreted from the body, so regular detoxification is essential for good health. Drinking enough water, such as 6-8 glasses a day, can help toxemia by removing toxins from the system. Toxemia can cause eczema, psoriasis, and seborrhea. All are conditions that affect the scalp and hair growth. Adding fiber to the diet will help remove harmful substances.
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