The Best Thanksgiving Foods for Your Hair
The Best Thanksgiving Foods for Your Hair November is the month for Thanksgiving in the United States. While you’re having fun with your friends and relatives, take note that several traditional Thanksgiving foods are good for your hair, too!
- Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds. Last year, we talked about this in detail. The pumpkin flesh has several nutrients essential for hair growth, and pumpkin seeds have a substance in them that blocks dihydrotestosterone or DHT, a hormone which plays a role in hair loss in men and women. Some people even put cooked pumpkin in their hair as a conditioner.
- Cranberries. Cranberries are a typical side dish at Thanksgiving, and cranberries are high in vitamin C. Well, as we age, there is oxidative stress on our hair, and vitamin C combats that. One hundred (100) grams or about one-half cup cooked cranberries contains about 22% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Sweet Potato.
- Sweet potatoes contain a lot of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. And vitamin A is associated with thicker hair and protection of hair follicles.
- Nuts. Are there nuts in the turkey’s stuffing? Or are they sitting in little dishes to snack on? Nuts contain Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and fatty acids are essential to hair health. Fatty fish like salmon is also a good source of fatty acids. Some cultures eat fish over Christmas, so you can enjoy that too, knowing that you’re eating something that is exceptionally good for both you and your hair.
- Turkey. Last but not least, let’s not forget the turkey. Turkey is high in protein, vitamin B6, B12, and selenium, all things that are essential for hair health. The dark meat is more nutritious than white meat. Turkey is also pretty low calorie as long as you don’t drown it in gravy.
So, while you’re taking advantage of Thanksgiving’s seasonal foods, remember that some of these foods are really good for your hair. Go ahead, have another piece of pumpkin pie. And if someone is using fresh pumpkin for their recipe, definitely save the seeds, so you can eat them.
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