Can you eat your way to a god-like beard? Probably not. Unfortunately, that’s not how beards work. There’s no magic food that will fix everything.
But your diet does play a pretty strong role in how quickly and healthily your beard develops. Facial hair growth is regulated by the male hormones, testosterone and DHT, and certain foods can naturally boost these hormones. Plus, there are a ton of other vitamins and minerals that play a role in hair growth.
Keeping a well-balanced diet will improve your hair growth in a big way. And what’s great about including the below foods in your diet is that it’ll not only help your beard, but the rest of your body as well.
Every man should know how to cook eggs at least a couple ways as a basic life skill. It’s a skill that should be taught in schools with the same level of importance as math and science. Not only because eggs are delicious, but because they are incredibly important to a healthy lifestyle.
Eggs are incredibly versatile and are great providers of protein and biotin, both essential in boosting hair growth. Plus the yolks contain a good amount of cholesterol, which are essential to healthy testosterone production.
So get a couple carton of eggs and get cooking.
Selenium, an incredibly important mineral for hair growth, isn’t always easy to find. It’s not something we ever really think about.
Fortunately however, Brazilian nuts are a huge provider of selenium. 100 grams of Brazilian nuts contain 1917mcg’s of selenium, which is 5 times more than your daily recommended intake.
That’s right. The snack you tried to trade away in elementary school can help you grow your beard. That’s because it’s one of the biggest providers of boron, a mineral that is great for beard growth.
One study showed a 28% boost in testosterone and 10% rise in DHT when men consumed 10mg’s of boron every day. 100 grams of raisins contain 3mg’s of boron.
So eating a fistful of raisins everyday will get you on the road to great beard growth.
Consuming red meat is a great (and delicious) way to promote beard growth.
Red meats are pretty high in saturated fats, which is an important fatty-acid for testosterone production.
It also provides a lot of iron, which helps produce hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen in the blood. Believe it or not, healthy blood is essential for hair growth. A good amount of iron in your blood helps build thicker, fuller hair.
Like eggs, cauliflower is a huge provider of biotin. That biotin is great for strengthening hair and aiding in beard growth.
And you can prepare cauliflower in any number of ways to make it a delicious side dish. Roast it. Mash it. Buy it in rice form. Hell, you can even get it as a pizza crust.
Vitamin C is not just good for the immune system, guys. It also stimulates the synthesis of collagen, which prevents damage to your skin and facial hair. In fact, it helps the hair maintain moisture really well, which makes for strong, shiny hair.
Yes, orange juice is typically the go-to for vitamin C, but bell peppers actually contain 5.5 times more vitamin C than an orange. Plus it’s lower in artificial sugar than OJ.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to normal hair growth. It also protect cell membranes, which prevents your hair from getting dry and brittle. What’s more, it can actually fight hair loss. The key to great beard growth is good, strong hair.
There are a number of fishes that are great providers of omega-3 fatty acids, but the two best are salmon and tuna. They’re loaded with omega-3, as well as proteins and other micronutrients.
One of my all time favorite foods, oysters are packed with a ton of great nutrients.
A single oyster gives you about 5 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbohydrates, and provides a lot of calcium, potassium, magnesium, B-12, and zinc. They’re also low in calories and fat.
With all these great nutrients, it’s no wonder oysters are called superfoods. Eating them raw is a great way to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. Dowse them in some lemon juice for a little extra vitamin C and flavor, and you’ve got yourself a great beard booster.
Clean eating is a great way to promote a healthy beard and healthy body. By eating more of these foods, you'll be on the path to a great beard and body.
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