Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Foods to Avoid Hairloss

Everyone wants to have healthy hair. Your diet plays an important role not only in keeping up your general health but also in improving the health of your hair. Foods loaded with chemicals, with no nutritional value or energetically altered are of no value to your body. In fact such foods will have bad effects on your hair. Here is a list of foods to be avoided for healthy hair:

Monosodium Glutamate is a chemical found to be dangerous. It causes weight gain, increases appetite and also causes various kinds of health problems. So avoid foods that contain this chemical.
Aspartame is also a toxin that makes you gain weight, increases hunger and causes medical problems like PMS and migraines. So avoid foods that contain this chemical.
Never use hydrogenated oil or partially hydrogenated oil in cooking. Never eat foods with these oils, as they are trans fats. Trans fats can cause heart disease, weight gain and other medical problems like hair loss.
Avoid sugar that is processed, as it becomes a refined white powder. All the natural content in it will be taken out. Sugar will have many chemicals that are used for growing sugarcane. So it should be necessarily avoided.
Never eat foods that claim to be "Natural" or "Artificial Flavor". This means that these foods contain chemicals and are grown with chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
Be careful while using spices. They may look to be very healthy. But many of them are really are not healthy as you think. Companies that make them use many chemicals and put them in food products. But at the end they label it as a spice. In reality, you are getting more salt, oregano, pepper and the likes in these foods.
Avoid foods that use artificial color. If any food has dye in it, its better to stay away from it. A dye is nothing but a chemical poison.
Avoid palm oil because it is unhealthy oil and can also cause various physical problems.
Avoid foods that contain dextrose, fructose and sucrose. These are chemically made sweeteners and not good for your health at all.
Avoid foods that contain Sucrulose and Splenda.It is man-made, unnatural and artificial. It can cause problems like increase in appetite, depression and allergies that can further lead to hair loss.
Avoid enriched bleached white flour because it has no fiber and no nutritional value. And, it is highly refined too. Instead take organic wheat flour. Also you can take other organic flours like rye, millet, etc.
Avoid taking soy protein isolate, which can be found in protein shakes and also in protein or food bars. Hexane, which is a petroleum solvent like gasoline, will be used in its refining process. So it is always better to avoid this.