Crash Diet and Hair Loss
You may be too excited to start your diet regime today or a week from now, but what you have in your head right now, literally those on your head, may dramatically change if you drastically plan of the thing we call “crash diet program.”
Yes, your Hair is somehow tangled with shedding a few pounds, and well, as we know when extremes meet with extremes, we may end up regretting at least.
To easily understand the logic of Hair and Diet, let’s put it this way.
Balanced Diet = Healthy Hair
We are not limiting the factors here, but just to see the bigger picture, when we are into a crash diet of cutting down vast amount of calorie intake to achieve quick weight-loss, there is a risk of hair loss or hair thinning.
Our Hair is one of the mirrors of our nutrient sufficiency in our body. It needs proper nutrients to look glowing, strong and healthy.
Some of the vitamins and minerals needed are:
Dairy products, fish, chicken, almonds, nuts, and beans are good sources of protein our hair need to avoid dryness and brittleness. As body is made up of more or less 60% water, our hair is 90% protein.
Also, protein generates collagen which entails stimulation of Healthy Hair.
So before you think of going to a salon for collagen hair treatment, might as well include at least 15 grams of protein in your diet.
2. Fatty Acids
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids promotes hair growth and are key nutrients to a hydrated and non-itchy scalp.
Sources include sardines, salmon, flaxseed, avocado and canola and fish oils. Don’t be afraid of these friendly fats. They are healthy for a reason.
Zinc is your best buddy in Avoiding Hair Loss. It is responsible in generating enzymes on accelerating hair cells.
To avoid unwanted hair loss, your healthy diet needs right amount of nuts, seed and oysters to get zinc.
Very important to mention and must not be taken for granted of is our avenger for hair loss – Iron.
Lack of Iron affects our hair follicles and roots by suffocating them, because iron is vital in carrying oxygen to our cells. Best Iron is found in plants like cacao, spinach and all seaweeds.
Now what else this crash diet contribute to a bad hair day to a worse Hair Loss?
This may in turn affect a hair loss condition called Telogen Effluvium.
This is the state where the hair follicles prematurely stops growing as it enters a three-month resting phase on the growth cycle called Telogen. Supposedly, at the end of this phase, old hair falls out and new hair grows in its place.
But without proper nutrients, the hair in its resting phase has no other option but to fall out without giving the chance of new hair to develop.
It is always of good benefit to keep a balanced and healthy diet. This will maintain a lustrous strong hair and a younger-looking you.
here is a Video that explains whether Crash Diet and Nutrition can really cause Hair Loss in Women.