During the months of autumn, grocery shop shelves and farmers market stalls groan under the weight of an abundance of fresh and vibrant produce. If you are looking for ways to boost your hair quality, protect against hair loss and improve your well-being, make the most of the season and add these star ingredients to your diet.
Pumpkins are often associated with Halloween but if you only ever buy them to carve you are missing out. They are a fantastic source of potassium, zinc and antioxidants, which are essential for strong, healthy-looking hair growth. Try pumpkin roasted, in soup or even blended into your morning smoothie.
There are hundreds of different apples available in autumn. Whether you choose a crisp-textured and sharp-tasting Pink Lady or a sweet red and green Gala, you can tuck in with gusto, knowing each one is packed with calcium, fibre and Vitamins A, B, C and E. To enjoy the hair-enhancing benefits, enjoy an apple as a snack or try one in a savoury salad for an interesting flavour contrast.
You might think of cranberries as a traditional accompaniment to a turkey dinner, but they are much more versatile than that and filled with antioxidants, manganese and copper to nourish your hair. Feed your body with these essential nutrients by drinking cranberry juice or adding the fruit to baked desserts.
Deep red coloured beetroot is an autumn ingredient which is often overlooked because people aren’t sure what to do with it. The root vegetable is an excellent source of potassium, selenium and antioxidants, all of which work to promote healthy hair growth. Grate raw beetroot into a salad, make it into juice or roast small beets whole with a little olive oil.
Supplement Your Diet This Autumn
As well as including these nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet, taking a dietary supplement will help to keep your hair looking great right through the year. Vinci Hair Clinic’s Vitruvian Line is formulated especially to support healthy hair growth. Each capsule is packed with vitamins and minerals to boost the vitality of your hair, as well as plant-extracts to block the effects of DHT.