Loads of nutrients can take effect on your hair growth. Vitamines, acids, Biotin – this is all important for a healthy beard. I want to show you a simple way how to prepare a complete breakfast that contains all nutrients your facial forrest needs. I eat it every morning and it’s packed with everything that makes your beard happy!
It’s basically a simple porridge with fruits and nuts. You need the following:
- 250 ml milk
- 50 grams of rolled oats
- 150 grams raspberries
- 20 grams of Nuts of your choice
- Optional: 1 tsp of vanilla paste
It’s so easy! I often prepare it while running through my daily beard straightening routine (http://beardinstructor.com/2018/01/10/video-how-to-get-a-straight-beard/) First, heat up the milk until it’s close to boile.
Next, take it from the stove and stir in the Vanilla paste and the Rolled Oats (the Vanilla is only for a better taste – you can make the porridge also without or use Honey to sweeten it, of course).
Last, fill the mix into a bowl, stir slowly in the whole raspberries and leave everything for some minutes. Sprinkle over the crushed nuts. Done. Sometimes I add some leafes of fresh Mint to spice it up a little.
This meal is not only filling your stomach for the whole morning, it also contains a powerful combination of nutrients, helping you to get a strong healthy beard.
The rolled oats
This really rocks! Rolled oats contain tons of vitamins and minerals. It’s in fact a real super food. But for our purpose, it’s first of all a good Vitamin B and Biotin supplier. You might have heard about Biotin in shampoo commercials – it’s a critical nutrient that allows to naturally convert the foods into the energy that your body needs to grow hair.
50 grams of rolled oats cover nearly 20% of the recommended daily intake of Biotin.
They are known to be the most powerful fruits of all. Some call them a super food as well. And they are absolutely great for hair growth – both beard and head.
What makes them so helpful? Raspberries (and other Berries too) contain a lot of folic acid. A lack of this substance can limitate the growth of hair, thus adding it to your body might help growing more. They are also full of vitamins C and E, which stimulates the production of sebum (Link: http://thorskegg.com/what-is-sebum). Sebum covers and moisturizes the beard so it looks shiny and thick.
150 grams of Raspberries cover 10% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E, 40% of Vitamin C, and 10% of folic acid.
Raw nuts are not only packed with Biotin, they are also full of other healthy nutrients. Most important for your beard are the Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to hair and beard growth.
Of course, all of these nutrients can be found (Link: http://beardresource.com/beard-foods/) in other foods as well – Bananas, Oranges, Cereals – it’s just important that your body gets enough of them. Try it out for some weeks and you will see how it takes effect on your beard, I’m sure!
Matthias works as a Graphic Designer and Social Media Coordinator in Switzerland. Next to his main job, he produces videos and writes about beard matters for his grooming blog beardinstructor.com. Follow Matthias on YouTube or Twitter.