Some people wonder if the food they eat could be causing their hair loss. It is actually true, somewhat, that eating too much fast food can contribute to hair loss. Processed foods and fast food alike usually provide little to no nutrition required for healthy hair growth or the physique in general. Too much fast food can even inhibit your body’s ability to process nutrients from healthy food that is consumed. Foods that are high in sugar, salt, or fat can affect the health of your hair. When these foods are consumed in excess, especially when combined, they can lead to noticeable physical changes including hair loss. A diet that is full of these foods can lack the vitamins and minerals that are needed to stay healthy. If your hair is not getting the right nutrients, your hair health can noticeably degrade.
A healthy diet of diverse proteins, whole grains, and leafy vegetables is recommended to increase your natural sources of vitamins in your diet. Some foods that actually contribute to healthy hair are lean meats, fruits and vegetables, legumes, and fish oil.