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What to Eat to Make your Beards Stand Out

written by Yoga David 4th November 2015

Movember, for those who don’t know, is observed by men throughout the month of November and is dedicated to the growth of moustaches in support of male health issues like depression, prostate cancer and other male cancers.

It is also that time for men to stand out and be counted by their beards. So to make your beards stand out and be more beautiful this month there are ways to supplement your foods with multivitamins and nutrients just to do the trick courtesy of The Times of India.

The advice is don’t overdo it, excessive doses of vitamins may lead to hair loss. It is also important to seek medical advice on a proper dosage, and you’ll soon be on your way to winning whiskers.

Vitamin A and Beta A Carotene

How they better your beard

Eating food rich in Vitamin A maintains and repairs the skin tissue and keeps your skin healthy allowing for better hair growth. Beta carotene is a nutrient that your body converts to vitamin A. It is better off eating foods that are high in beta carotene because foods lower in saturated fats than those that are rich in vitamin A.

Where to find them

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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).

Vitamins C and E

How they better your beard

Vitamins C and E promote the production of sebum, a natural oil that is produced in human bodies which lubricates and moisturizes hair, making it look thicker and lusher. Additionally, vitamin C assists in the growth of bodily tissues, including those that comprise our skin and hair follicles.

Where to find them

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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, mangoes and spinach all contain high amounts of vitamin E.

Protein

How it betters 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

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On fish, lean meats, poultry, eggs, rice, beans and milk.

Vitamins B6, B12 and Biotin

How they better 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, says White, also helps reduce stress and prevent hair loss.

Where to find them:

beef

Fish, poultry, leans meats, eggs, nuts, and whole grains are full of B vitamins. Foods that are rich in B12 include beef, milk, cheese and wheat germ.

Omega-3 fatty acids

How they better 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.

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Where to find them:

Flax seed oil, walnuts and fatty fish (e.g.salmon).

 

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