Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 8 Physical Signs of a Poor Diet

8 Physical Signs of a Poor Diet


There are many ways we can do harm to our bodies, for instance eating high-fat, high-calorie processed foods, smoking tobacco, or drinking alcohol to excess. But does the body have any way to tell us that we’re hurting it with our negative habits? And if so, what are the prominent signs?

If you’re leading an unhealthy lifestyle, chances are your body is trying to sending warning signs that danger lies ahead. If you’re experiencing some of the following symptoms, it may be time to see your doctor, change your habits, or both…

1. Damaged Hair

Some people have naturally lush, beautiful hair. Others aren’t so lucky. But having great hair isn’t just about your genes. It can also have a lot to do with the things you put in your body, according to research from WebMD.

In fact, one of the first things to suffer from a poor diet is the hair follicles. Starvation diets can result in a protein deficiency, which can be seen in stringy, straw-like hair. This can also be the result of a diet low in essential fatty acids, vitamin C, zinc, and iron.

 hair loss

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat

  • 6 Foods to Avoid if You Have Metabolic Syndrome
    There's a good chance you've never heard of metabolic syndrome, which is sometimes referred to as metabolic disease.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Foods That Are Valuable Sources of Prebiotics
    Over the past few years, the lengthy list of benefits associated with probiotics have become common knowledge, and many people work hard to get a beneficial amount of them into...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Best Foods to Eat After a Workout
    Generally speaking, you want to eat something light and healthy -- such as a yogurt, piece of fruit, or energy bar -- prior to getting your workout on.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The 14 Most Nutritious Foods in the World
    We all have a pretty good idea of what wouldn't qualify as the most nutritious foods in the world—for many of us, they're our favorite things to eat: burgers, spaghetti, tacos,...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Ways to Enjoy Hot Tea Month in January
    It's cold outside in many parts of the world, so perhaps tea is already a cozy part of your daily regimen. Thankfully, January is National Hot Tea Month, in Canada and the U.S.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Signs Your Body Needs More Fiber
    Getting bound up is one of the most common indications that you need more fiber in your diet.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 9 Health Benefits and Risks of Grapefruit
    Recently I learned that I may be one of the few lovers of grapefruit. I'm exaggerating of course, but many are turned off at the tart taste of this bold citrus fruit.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Crunch on This: 6 Must-Know Granola Facts
    Looking for a healthy, satisfying breakfast to fuel up the family before school and work? Look no further than granola!
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Healthy Reasons to Snack Throughout the Day
    When it comes to dieting, snacking is a controversial topic. For years diet experts debated about the advantages and disadvantages of eating between meals. Today, WebMD.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Medal-Worthy Eating Tips from Olympians
    The Summer Games in Rio have drawn to a close, bringing many fans from around the world to the edge of their seats to see if their favorite athletes would snag a medal.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Cacao vs. Cocoa: 6 Sweet Ways to Tell the Difference
    Just one tiny slip of a little "a" and cocoa becomes cacao. And trust me; these two foods share very different properties and health benefits (or lack thereof).
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Healthier Picnic Food Ideas for International Picnic Day
    Did you know that June 18th marks International Picnic Day? There's nothing quite like packing up the family and heading out to a quiet spot in the woods for a picnic.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 14 Bizarre Additives and Ingredients Hidden in Your Food Labels
    Fish in your beer? Bug shells in red yogurt, candy, and ice cream? Ewwww, processed foods contain some pretty gross ingredients.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Flexitarian Diet: 9 Things You Need to Know
    Every year Americans spend literally billions of dollars on weight loss supplements, diet books, medications, and exercise equipment.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • When History Gave Good Foods a Bad Rap...
    Most of us know that to remain healthy, our diets should consist of a balance and variety of fresh, unprocessed foods.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice