HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO EAT FOR A HEALTHY BEARD! (POST+VIDEO)
YOUR DIET IS IMPORTANT FOR MANY REASONS, ONE OF THEM BEING TO GROW A BLOSSOMING BEARD!
The first we want to mention: Vitamin A and Beta Carotene:
Where to find them: Vitamin A is present in milk, cheese, butter and egg yolks. Beta carotene is found in yellow and orange produce (e.g., carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and papayas) and leafy green veggies (e.g., spinach and kale).
Now lets talk about Vitamins C and E:
How they benefit your beard: Vitamins C and E promote the production of sebum, the natural oil that is produced by our bodies and lubricates and moisturizes hair. Additionally, vitamin C assists in the growth of bodily tissues, including those that comprise our skin and hair follicles.
Where to find them: Citrus fruits, green peppers and broccoli are good sources of vitamin C. Wheat germ oil, almonds, sunflower seeds, safflower oil, peanut butter, corn oil, spinach, broccoli, and mangoes all contain high amounts of vitamin E.
Next we will talk about protein:
How it benefits your beard: Our skin and hair are composed primarily of keratin, a structural protein made up of amino acids. We don’t produce amino acids on our own; instead, we need to eat protein, which the body then converts to amino acids.
Where to find it: fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, rice, beans and milk.
Now lets talk about B vitamins (B6, B12, and Biotin):
How they benefit your beard: B vitamins help your body synthesize the protein you eat so it can be used to build new skin cells and hair. Getting enough B vitamins, also helps reduce stress and prevent hair loss.
Where to find them: Fish, poultry, lean meats, eggs, nuts, and whole grains such as brown rice and oatmeal are chock-full of B vitamins. Foods that are rich in B12 include beef, milk, cheese and wheat germ.
And lastly, Omega-3 fatty acids:
How they benefit your beard: Essential fatty acids are just that: essential to normal growth, including that of facial hair. They also protect cell membranes, helping to prevent your whiskers from getting dry and brittle.
Where to find them: flax seed oil, walnuts and fatty fish (e.g., salmon) find their way into your diet.
Do not over do it. Your body will excrete any extra water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin C or B12, but it will hold on to extra fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A. Also, excessive doses of vitamin A could actually lead to hair loss, so do your research!
We hope you find this helpful and consider looking into some of these foods to eat to help promote a healthier beard.