Does your hair need some TLC?

TLC

Have you ever stood looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering what to do with your limp, lifeless hair?

Vibrant healthy hair depends on a balanced diet. Poor nutritional intake and the effects of crash dieting will show up on your hair and skin. Lifestyle factors such as smoking, hormone imbalances and lack of sleep will also contribute to limp, lifeless hair.

Does your hair needs some TLC to bring it back to life?

Here are my top foods that will help you to create touchable tresses

  1. Salmon is rich in protein and vitamin D, these are key to strong hair. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish (such as salmon, herring, sardines, trout and mackerel) are a natural oil that keeps your scalp and hair hydrated.
  2. Eat avocado to protect your skin and hair from ageing. The good oil contained in avocado assist in repairing damaged skin cells. Try an avocado smoothie to get your day started – recipe is below.
  3. Walnuts have a significant amount of Omega-3 and vitamin E, which helps protect your cells from DNA damage. Try using walnut oil in your salad dressing or stir-fry.
  4. Sweet potatoes contain beta carotene, which your body turns into Vitamin A. Try making oven baked sweet potato fries – cut your sweet potato into wedges, dust with paprika, cumin and Chinese five spice, add a dash of olive oil and bake for 30 minutes on high heat. These are addictive. They also taste great cold so any left overs will be great for lunch the next day.
  5. Increase your intake of dark, leafy greens such as broccoli, kale, swiss chard or spinach. Leafy greens contain folate and Vitamin C. Try having your leafy greens as a smoothie, so yummy you can easily have one green smoothie per day.
  6. Blueberries will boost your Vitamin C levels. Not enough Vitamin C can lead to hair breakage. Try adding a handful to your green smoothie or to your breakfast cereal.
  7. Boost your protein levels by eating lean red meat, chicken, eggs, legumes and nuts.

Avocado Hair Boosting Smoothie

  • 1 Avocado, peeled and cored
  • 1 Banana, peeled and chopped (if you add a frozen Banana you won’t need to add the ice cubes)
  • 1 cup Almond Milk (or other nut milk of your choice)
  • 2 Medjool Dates or Honey, add to taste
  • 2-4 Ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend and until super smooth. Drink it straight up or take it to work for a mid-morning pick me up.

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