Eating healthy food is vital for hair growth and health. To keep our hair happy and healthy, we must keep our insides happy and healthy. With the holidays coming up, eating healthy might not be easy due to all the parties and festivities around the corner.

All the pies, cakes, and drinks are hard to pass up, but it’s important to be mindful of what you consume this fall so that your health and beauty aren’t impacted in a big way.

Instead of saying no to the yummy foods though, just add these healthy fall foods to your diet so that you can have beautiful hair that’ll stay shiny and strong throughout the holidays.

Pumpkin 

I know, seems strange to eat pumpkin. But with the right seasonings, pumpkin can be quite delicious and an excellent source for hair health. Pumpkins are rich in zinc, potassium, antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C.

These minerals are vital in keeping your hair strong and moisturized while also promoting and enhancing hair growth. Try adding some nutmeg and cinnamon to make it a tasty, sweet treat.

Squash

Another fall favorite to add to your diet is squash. These veggies are absolutely delicious when seasoned just right. They are also wonderful for cooler months because of the high concentration of vitamin A and vitamin C, keeping your immune system protected during flu season.

Vitamin A produces an agent called sebum. This keeps your hair follicles from drying out, especially during those cold and brittle months that are coming up. It also promotes hair health and growth, and is packed with high contents of iron and riboflavin.

Butternut squash helps increase shine, reduce breakage, and enhances hair growth like no other.

Cranberries

Cranberries are a wonderful fall food that will help keep your hair beautiful and shiny. It’s also great that cranberries are served at those festivities we love so much!

Cranberries are a sort of super food that packs a powerful punch. They contain essential beauty vitamins such as A, C, and E, and also contain manganese, vitamin K1, copper, and more. Not only do they contain so many essential nutrients, but promote hair growth, reduce and prevent dandruff, help with cases like psoriasis, and are said to help with baldness and alopecia.

For such a tiny thing, they can be quite powerful!

Apples

They like to say, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, but it can do so much more than that. Apples aren’t only delicious, but packed with so many vitamins and nutrients that will help your body and your hair.

They contain vitamin C, A, B2, E, calcium, soluble fiber, antioxidants, and flavonoids, each nutrient benefiting your health and hair follicles. They also stimulate hair growth, reduce dandruff, and prevent hair loss.

There’s many kinds of apples, all ranging from sour to sweet, so you won’t get bored. You can also eat them with peanut butter to add some protein to those locks, keeping your body and follicles even healthier.

Or if you’re feeling a little naughty this fall, you can go and eat a caramel apple!