Key word: Calcium
C is for: Carrot, Cabbage, Cucumber, Cherries, Coconut and Corn.
Calcium is one of the most vital minerals that is essential for proper growth and reproduction. It helps with the secretion of hormones and enzymes such as androgens and biotin to stimulate hair growth and promote cell growth.
I like to think of these as the perfect healthy snack. Very crunch and healthy, carrots contain loads of nutrients like Vitamins-A,B,C,K, fibre, potassium, phosphorous and are great for healthy hair. They are good in fighting hair loss, and make your hair shinier, thicker and stronger. You should substitute carrots for crisps/chips.
What’s a salad without these? Cabbages contain minerals that stimulate hair growth(silicon and sulfur). They also contain vitamins A, B, potassium and very good for weight loss. Massaging the juice of a cabbage together with cucumber juice to your scalp for 15minutes before washing can go a great deal in helping improve your hair.
I think the best corns are found in the African region, particularly Nigeria- yup!have you tried them? Corn is great in maintaining healthy hair as it contains fatty acids which are important constituents of the cell structure facilitating the transport of fat. Deficiency of these can lead to brittle hair or hair fall.
The oil from the coconut is usually every natural-haired girl’s fave! It has anti-microbial properties, helps condition scalp and a good choice for hair growth. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
These are rich in Vitamin A which helps keep hair and scalp hydrated. It is rich in antioxidants supports hair growth, Vitamins c and E and retinoic acid that helps improve the health and strengthen the roots of the hair.
Not a big fan, you’ll probably catch me eating them only if they’re in salads but I’m amazed at its benefits not only to hair but to skin and the whole body! It contains Vitamins A and C, silica, fibre and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. It promotes hair growth and can be used in a number of ways– in masks or the juice.
Last but not least…
Don’t forget to ask your doctor/nutritionist/health/food specialist to make sure it’s safe for you especially if you’re preggys, lactating, have allergies or ill.
At this point…
It’s safe to say you’ve learned a thing or two. Which foods will you be adding to your diet? Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and stay tuned for more yummy food info! Thank you for stopping to read!!
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