3 Foods That Neutralize Bald-Boosting Free Radicals

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Right now, your body is under assault by free radicals. These substances damage your cells, cause signs of aging, zap your DNA and cause your hair to thin, grey or fall out.

One of the best antioxidants to neutralize free radicals is vitamin C. Fight the hair loss-causing damage of free radicals right now by eating one of the following foods.

1. Broccoli

Brassica vegetables are notoriously high in vitamin C. In this plant family, broccoli is one of the best choices. Just a cup of chopped broccoli gets you nearly a day and a half’s worth of vitamin C. Broccoli’s cousins are also worthy choices. For example, cauliflower gets you almost 90% of your daily needs and Brussel sprouts nets you 125% of your vitamin C requirements.

Steam these veggies and make them a regular side at your lunches or dinners.

2. Berries

These fruit are “berry good” for your hair. Just one strawberry gets you almost 20% of your vitamin C requirements. Other vitamin C-rich berries to consider include blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Consider freezing berries and adding them to your smoothies or as a way to chill your water while infusing your drinks with vitamin C and summer-y flavor.

3. Citrus Fruits

These are the classic foods that people turn to when they’ve got a cold or flu, but you should really be enjoying citrus all year to keep your hair looking its best. The average orange gets you more than a day’s worth of vitamin C, but think outside the ordinary. For example, a pummelo gives you almost an entire week’s worth of vitamin C (619% of your day’s requirements, to be exact). Other great choices for vitamin C include lemons. clementines and grapefruit.

Make a habit of doing a squeeze of fresh citrus in all of your teas or glasses of water and the vitamin C boost adds up quickly.