‘Tis the season for great food and company. While you enjoy this time with loved ones, friends, and days off work (if you’re lucky), we’ve got good news about all the food you’ll be indulging in. Believe it or not, certain holiday foods actually help boost beard growth the natural way. So, this season, dive in and load up your plate with these five foods for a healthier, fuller beard.
- If your beard is dull and dry load your plate up with sweet potatoes this holiday season. Dull, dry beards indicate a beta-carotene deficiency. Our bodies transform beta-carotene into vitamin A which keeps hair moisturized.
- Stuff your face with baby cabbage aka Brussel sprouts. These green vegetables are high in vitamin C, the vitamin that strengthens and protects your beard from breakage.
- Does it seem like no matter how hard you try, your beard just isn’t coming in the way you want it to? You may have a zinc deficiency. Hair loss and lack of hair growth are often caused by a deficiency in zinc. Help yourself to a few beef short ribs for the cause, they’re loaded with zinc.
- You shouldn’t be surprised that spinach has made the list. This superfood is packed with vitamin A, iron, beta-carotene, folate, and vitamin C. These vitamins work together to keep hair follicles moisturized.
- Last but not least indulge in cinnamon. Cinnamon’s antifungal and antioxidant properties improve blood circulation to hair follicles which promote hair growth.
Skip the vitamins and supplements that allegedly stimulate hair growth and get right to the source - great holiday food!