Here Are 5 Foods That You Must Avoid For Hair Growth

Here Are 5 Foods That You Must Avoid For Hair Growth
  1. 1. Sugar- Yes, it is dangerous for both your hair and overall health. Studies have shown that insulin resistance, which leads to diabetes and obesity, can also make you lose hair or even lead to balding in both men and women.A diet high in sugar, starches and refined carbohydrates and is the number one factor behind insulin resistance
  2. 2. High-Glycemic Index Foods- High glycemic index foods are the ones that cause an insulin spike. Foods like refined flour, bread and sugar (yes, again!) are all high GI foods. These foods can create hormonal imbalances and cause an increase in insulin and androgens which bind to hair follicles and lead to hair fall.
  3. 3. Alcohol- Hair is mainly made of the protein, called keratin. Keratin is a protein which gives structure to your hair. Alcohol has a negative impact on protein synthesis and can lead to hair getting weaker and without any lustre. Also, heavy alcohol consumption can create nutritional imbalances and can cause follicle death.  
  4. 4.  Diet Soda- Diet sodas contain an artificial sweetener called aspartame, which researchers have found can damage the hair follicles. If you are experiencing hair loss lately then it’s best you avoid diet sodas completely.  
  5. 5. Junk Food- Junk foods are often laden with saturated and monounsaturated fats which not just make you obese and give rise to cardiovascular diseases, but can also make you lose hair. A diet rich in SFA’s and MUFAs can elevate levels of testosterone which potentially increases the levels of DHT hormone as well. DHT is an androgen which is related to alopecia. Also, oily foods can make your scalp greasy and may lead to clogging of pores and miniaturization of hair follicles.
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