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8 foods for gorgeous and healthy hair

8 foods for gorgeous and healthy hair

We’ve all heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’, but did you know that the foods that you eat can contribute to growing gorgeous, healthy hair? Follow our list of foods for healthy hair and you’ll have your dream hair in no time!

Almonds

Almonds are your hair’s best friend! They contain an abundance of hair-loving vitamins including; Vitamin A, D, E, B1, B2 & B6, Magnesium & protein – all of which contribute to strengthening the hair.

Vitamin E is particularly important for encouraging the growth of thick, long hair. Just three tablespoons of almonds contains your recommended daily intake of Vitamin E. So, add them to your smoothies, spread almond butter on a rice cake or just enjoy them as a hair-loving snack.

Soaking nuts in water overnight removes the phytic acid from the nut as this acts as an enzyme inhibitor, preventing your body from accessing the nutrients within the almond, making it more difficult for your body to digest.

Almonds are much more than an occasional snack or a Christmas baking. Apart from their high-caliber nutritional and vital nutrient spectrum, the regular consumption of almonds has a very positive effect on our health. If we eat only 60 grams of almonds every day, according to current studies, this protects us from diabetes, from cardiovascular disease, from a high cholesterol level and possibly leads to an improvement in the bone density!💚👌🏻 Mandeln sind viel mehr als ein gelegentlicher Snack oder eine weihnachtliche Backzutat. Abgesehen von ihrem hochkarätigen Nähr- und Vitalstoffspektrum, wirkt sich der regelmässige Verzehr von Mandeln äusserst positiv auf unsere Gesundheit aus. Wenn wir täglich nur 60 Gramm Mandeln verzehren, dann schützt uns dies laut aktuellen Studien bereits vor Diabetes, vor Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen, vor einem hohen Cholesterinspiegel und führt möglicherweise zu einer Verbesserung der Knochendichte!💚👌🏻 #almonds #healthyfood #fitnessfood #healthysnack #instafood

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Acai

As if we needed an excuse to devour an Acai bowl, these little berries pack a nutritional punch, providing you with Protein, Omegas 3-9, Vitamins A, C, E, B & Zinc, all of which promote stronger and longer hair.

That’s why we include Acai oil in our Overnight to Gorgeous hair masque and our End Split Ends serum, to ensure that our products are providing you with the best ingredients to promote gorgeous hair.

 

Carrots

Not only do they help you see in the dark, but carrots also make your hair visibly thicker, longer, stronger & shinier. This is because of the super-high levels of vitamin A that these little orange veggies contain.

Our Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum contains carrot oil, which will make your hair super strong and super long. Just make sure you don’t put our Hair Growth Serum in your eyes as it definitely won’t help you to see in the dark!

#carrot #young #healthyfood #fresh #cooking

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Chia seeds

These tiny little seeds pack a mega-nutritional punch and are one of the most versatile foods for healthy hair. Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and Phosphorous which promotes long, strong and shiny hair; and prevents the hair from becoming dry, dull and lifeless.

Despite their size, these seeds are made up of up to 23% protein and contain 9 of the essential amino acids which are responsible for growth and repair within the body, thus, promoting hair growth.

Lentils

Lentils are a great source of Zinc, Biotin and protein. The high levels of protein promote the growth of strong, healthy hair by strengthening the hair shaft. This reduces the risk of split ends and hair breakage.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are having their moment in the spotlight. And it’s no wonder! They contain high levels of Beta-Carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A . Vitamin A helps the scalp to secrete sebum which keeps the hair strong and moisturised, reducing breakage, so here’s your excuse to eat aaaaalll the fries!

Regram from founder @yoliouiya *********** #WellnessWedBytes Let the sweet potatoes obsession continue! Last week, I posted about the versatilty of them….Slice it. Dice it. Chop it. Bake it. Grill it. Roast it. Update it. Now let's get into their varieties. From top to bottom: Stokes Purple Sweet Potato Garnet Sweet Potato Japanese Sweet Potato __________________ Stokes Purple are a special sweet potato variety with purple skin and bold purple flesh that intensifies when cooked. Aside from its unique bold color, the Stokes Purple Sweet Potato differs from other sweet potatoes and yams is in its flavor and texture, offering a favorably dryer, denser, and richer taste with well-balanced sweetness. ___________________ Garnet Sweet Potatoes, when cooked, the interior flesh is golden orange, starchy and moister than other yam varieties. Its flavor sweet with a savory earthiness will be at its sweetest when roasted, which allows the sugars of the yam to caramelize slowly. ___________________ Japanese are very similar to the stokes in that it is dryer, denser, and richer taste with well-balanced sweetness. Offering a slightly nutty flavor, the Japanese sweet potato has hints of chestnut and a drier, starchier texture than other sweet potato varieties. Steaming these are best. Roasting should be avoided as it tends to dry out the already naturally dry tuber. . All procured from the forever fantastic @4thstreetfoodcoop . . . #WellnessWed #healthyeating #healthyliving #food #chefsofinstagram #sweetpotato

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Spinach

You’re probably bored of people telling you to eat your greens, but Spinach is one of the best foods you can eat for healthy hair. It’s full of Vitamin A, Iron , Beta Carotene, Folate and Vitamin C. All of these nutrients makes eating Spinach an absolute must for healthy hair.  The high levels of Iron help the body to carry oxygen and nutrients to the hair, promoting healthy hair growth.

Avocado

Avocados are arguably the most fashionable of foods at the moment, and it’s really no surprise. Avocados are a great food for healthy hair! They are full of omega-3 fatty acids which will add moisture to your locks and prevent split ends and hair breakage. They are also full of Vitamins B and E which work to protect and strengthen the hair and promote hair growth.

Load up on your avocado on toast, guacamole and avocado salad bowls to get your best hair ever.

 



Lydia

Lydia

Health & Beauty Expert

As a qualified make up artist, I love all things make up! I'm also really passionate about health and nutrition, so I'm always on the look out for the latest Superfood to improve my skin, nails and hair!


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