3. Cranberry Sauce
Most of us know that cranberries, those cute little red tart fruits, are a beast when it comes to providing our body with antioxidants, but did you know that cranberries are also anti-septic and anti-microbial?
This is great for ladies who have scalp infections such as dandruff. You can gain the benefits of cranberries via consumption and topically. Try mixing your cranberries with some orange to get an extra boost of vitamin c*, which as we mentioned before is excellent for your hair health.
4. Roasted Squash ,Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes
I would have to say that among all of the side dishes that are usually served for Thanksgiving, my favorite dish besides Mac and Cheese, of course, are sweet potatoes. I am a fan of many root vegetables that tend to be an orange color, probably because of the sweetness, but who knows why we like what we like!
Vegetables such as winter squash, orange carrots, yams, and sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene which is a toxic free type of vitamin A* and is the element that give these veggies their orange color.
Beta carotene is a great way to prevent hair breakage internally which can help with great retention alongside healthy hair practices. So for ladies that have fine hair especially and are protein sensitive, eating beta carotene rich foods might be able to to make up for strengthening treatments.
5. Pumpkin Pie
Okay y’all , so you guys knew that I could not leave out dessert. For many people, pumpkin pie is like the national food for the fall season. I mean I do not know about you guys, but all I see is pumpkin spice this and that. From Starbucks to Bed Bath and Body Works, during this time of year everyone has pumpkin fever, and it’s a great thing because pumpkin is very beneficial for your body and hair.
Just like vegetables such as the squash, carrots, etc. that we mentioned above, pumpkin is also rich in beta- carotene aka vitamin A*, on top of being rich in otber minerals and vitamins* as well. Pumpkin is full of vitamins* and minerals such as : potassium*, iron, vitamin C*, K, and, E. Although all of these elements play a big part in hair health, potassium is a big winner for hair here because potassium* has been proven to help with hair re-growth. This is great for ladies that may have trouble with thinning hair or alopecia.
So with all of this said, eat up! Besides Thanksgiving being the day where you have free reign to pig out sans guilt, you can also get countless benefits that can also help your hair in the long run!