Hair Loss affects millions of people around the world. It might be inherited from generation to generation. It also may be caused by uncontrolled diet high in saturated fats, trans fats and chemicals in processing foods. Of course, vitamin deficiency causes the blood stream not be able to supply enough oxygen for cells needed. Aging makes our hair grow thinner or do not grow back at all as we mentioned in the previous articles. There are many prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs that offer to combat these problem with some success but with side effects. In this article, we will discuss foods that can cause hair loss and diminish hair growth.

1. Saturated and Trans fat Foods such as meat, poultry, and fried foods contain high saturated fat. Foods such as margarine, cheese, and butter contain high amounts of trans fat. These foods cause cholesterol to build up in your arteries and small veins in your scalp resulting in less oxygen being delivered to the cell in your body, including the cells on the follicles.

2. Foods that contain Aspartame and Monosodium Glutamate Monosodium Glutamate contain chemicals that causes weight gain, increased appetite and also causes various kinds of health problems such as hair loss. Aspartame contains toxic chemicals that make you gain weight, increases hunger and causes medical problems like migraines and poor blood circulation.

3. Smoking As we mentioned in the previous article, smoking can reduce blood flow to the scalp causing hardening in the arteries, limit blood flow and make hair loss worse.

4. Artificial Color Artifiicial color contains chemical compounds that take their toll on the body's natural balance. Specific foods to avoid include colored drinks, color-coated candies, gummy and chewy candies, and many colored cereals.

5. Preservatives These are potentially toxic to the liver and kidneys that cause hair loss and prevent hair growth as we mentioned in the article "Hair loss part IV--regrow hair with Chinese herbs".

6. Food Packaging Polyvinyl chloride is a known carcinogen, and it's often used as plastic food wrap. It is toxic with high amounts causing damage to the kidney and liver resulting in hair loss.

7. Salt Eating too much salt can lead to fluid retention and increased blood pressure that cause less oxygen to be delivered to the body's cells including cells in your scalp in result of losing hair.

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