Proven: our diet directly affects the quality and health of hair. We are talking about the most popular food mistake, which leads to sad consequences.
When we face the problem of hair loss – most often we think that the reason is improper care or stress. However, it turned out that one not the most useful food habit also significantly affects the quality and density of our hair.
A study published in the National Library of Medicine says that hair loss can increase with excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates, especially with a lot of sugar. “It has been proven that the use of highly processed foods rich in simple sugars is one of the factors causing excessive hair loss,” the study said.
And there is a perfectly understandable justification for this: sugar worsens blood circulation. And as soon as blood circulation is disrupted, it becomes difficult for nutrients to reach the hair follicles and, as a result, the hair simply dies. Also, due to excessive consumption of sugar, inflammation of the scalp may begin. K
Of course, if your hair suddenly began to fall out sharply, you should first consult a trichologist, and then (if necessary) change your diet.
In addition to hair loss, regular and excessive consumption of sugar can lead to a number of negative consequences. So, in addition to obvious caries, an increased amount of sugar in the blood disrupts metabolic processes in the body, and because of this, cells die at least twice as fast. As a result: flabby skin, cellulite, the appearance of wrinkles and complex aging of the body. And, of course, a large amount of sugar increases insulin tolerance and, as a result, increases the risk of developing diabetes.
From the non-obvious: sugar worsens brain function, although it is usually assumed that the opposite is true. Yes, a cake or a chocolate bar can briefly transfer brain activity into a mode of increased efficiency, but scientists have proven that prolonged overeating of sugar contributes to cognitive impairment.