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4 Ultra-Processed Foods You Should Avoid At All Costs, According To Hair Loss Experts

The thickness of your hair relies on a few factors: namely things like genetics, stress levels, and — yes — diet. Your hair is what you eat (to a certain extent) and making sure that you get plenty of vitamins and minerals in your diet is one way to boost your hair’s texture and shine and to combat hair loss. Another way is to know which ultra processed foods you can avoid because they do your hair NO favors. Dr. Sanjay Batra,  PRP, exosomes, hair loss, regenerative expert, and co-founder of WeThrivv, points out which four processed foods you should avoid at all costs for hair loss. 

Sugar-sweetened beverages

Dr. Batra points out a Chinese study that identified a correlation between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and hair loss. “Although it is not widely known why sugar can have this effect, recent scientific hypothesis have argued that androgens, such as DHT, prevent the hair follicles from converting sugar to stored energy,” Dr. Batra says. “This is caused by breaking down an enzyme called hypoxia inducible factor (HIF-1).