Sweet Potatoes for Hair Health?

Posted on March 20, 2019

One of the best things about being located in Portland, Oregon is the easy access to just about any fresh fruit or vegetable. If your hair is feeling dull and seems to have lost it’s luster, sweet potatoes may be one food that can help you to bring back those shiny locks. They contain the antioxidant Beta-Carotene, which your body uses to make vitamin-A, which helps to strengthen them and stop them from becoming dry and brittle. In addition, it can help in the production of sebum, which also stops the hair from becoming too dry. Vitamin A also is great for maintaining healthy skin, strengthening the immune system, and ensuring eye health and good vision. Some foods that contain the Vitamin-A making beta carotene are:

* Apricots
* Asparagus
* Broccoli
* Carrots
* Chinese cabbage
* Chives
* Grapefruit
* Kale
* Ketchup
* Onions
* Peas
* Peppers
* Plums
* Pumpkin
* Spinach
* Squash (Butternut or Acorn)
* Sweet potatoes.

As long as you are eating foods of this type as a regular part of your diet, your body will not need to add it in as a supplement.

Contact The Gabel Center in Portland, Oregon

Our team at the Gabel Center look forward to your visit and discussing nutritional needs for your hair and other matters with you in greater detail. To learn more about hair loss, the latest medications and the latest techniques in hair restoration and hair transplant surgery, contact us at our new Tigard, Oregon office.  We are located at 12115 SW 70th Avenue, Tigard, Oregon 97223 only 20 minutes from downtown Portland.

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