Friday, April 22, 2011

healthy hair snacks

Here goes a few great snacks, that can help maintain your hair from the inside out!!

Almonds

Even though almonds scare me....this small snack is packed with vitamin E,
which is great for circulation to the scalp.
Almond oil is extremely useful for treating all sorts of hair problems as well.
Almond oil helps as a cure for treating hair loss,
dandruff it also prevents graying of hair as well.

I don't eat Almonds or walnuts, the only nuts i can eat are peanuts.
with that being said sweet almond oil is the business, i use it quite frequently in my hair=)

almonds


Walnuts

Great source of vitamin E which improves blood circulation on the scalp.
Walnuts are source of zinc. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding.
Most nuts are good for skin. walnuts help to maintain a nourished and smooth complexion.
walnuts for hair include stronger hair, more conditioned and moisturized hair.
Also, walnuts contain micro nutrients which prevent hair loss from occurring.

walnuts

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are high in protein, biotin, potassium, zinc, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium and calcium. Hair is made of proteins so this tasty snack will strengthen your hair... even the BBQ'd flavor ones can benefit your hair. Don't feel to guilty if you would rather eat those, instead of the plain ones LOL.

sunflower seeds

Figs

Figs contain iron, magnesium, vitamins A, B & C, folic acid, zinc, sodium and potassium. They are 80% higher in potassium than bananas. Iv'e never had a fig in my life, the closest Iv'e come to a fig is bath & body works Brown Sugar & fig lotion lol. after researching their benefits i may have to eat one...I wonder how they taste?

figs

Apricots

Apricots contains iron, essential for hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying pigment in red blood cells. Iron deficiency leads to anemia, pale skin, hair thinning, and undernourished hair.
I rearly if ever eat Apricots, but Apricot kernel oil is a staple of mine.
Apricot kernel oil helps in making the hair soft and shiny.
the oil moisturizes and nourishes the hair from root to tip.
Regular application of organic apricot kernel oil is known to promote hair growth too.
apricots


Bananas

Bannans contain an amino acid named tryptophan, it's an essential amino acid. This means the body needs it but can’t make it...so we have to eat it. bananas also contain natural oils that soften the hair when applied directly. Potassium adds softening properties to the hair shaft.

Anemia is deficiency of red blood cells that help to carry oxygen in the blood to various cells and tissues of the body. Deficiency of iron causes reduced production of hemoglobin and other important nutrients required for producing red blood cells. Thus, bananas being high in iron are some of the best foods to treat anemia.

Some More Banana Benefits

Eating banana benefits your brain by increasing your thinking ability and brainpower.

Bananas are best natural remedy for curing hangovers. Simply prepare a mixture of banana, yogurt and honey and have it to soothe the stomach after a hangover.

Bananas help to neutralize the acidic level in the stomach and hence, are best home remedies for treating ulcers and heartburn. They coat the intestine with a protective coating and act as natural antacid.

Researches have proved that eating banana benefits a person to quit smoking. Potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and B12, present in banana are useful substances that help in recovering from the withdrawal symptoms of nicotine.

Bananas are high in B-complex vitamins, which help to improve the functioning of the nervous system.

Eating banana reduces the risk of stroke by 40%.

Eating cooked flowers of bananas helps to alleviate the menstrual cramps and also controls excessive bleeding.

Rubbing the banana peels over the skin, helps in reducing the itching and swelling caused due to mosquito bites.

Tryptophan is an amino acid present in banana and helps to treat psychological problems like stress and depression.

The high amount of electrolytes present in banana helps in preventing dehydration.

I drink a strawberry and banana smoothie, almost every morning
I definitely notice a big difference, when i haven't had my smoothie =)

Bananas Health Benefits


strawberries

In United States, strawberries are rated as one of the best foods for skin care and weight loss. Studies have shown that regular intake of strawberries can improve your skin and hair conditions. strawberries are rich in a number of vitamins, copper and manganese as well as Omega 3 essential fatty acids. this is great news, if your a vegan who doesn't eat salmon.

Nutrients found in strawberries include vitamin A, C, E and B6, fiber, potassium, folate and various antioxidants and flavonoids. all of these things help the circulation of blood to the scalp. Your immune system needs these fighters to protect against diseases related to heart and cancers.

Strawberries surpass super fruits like apples, oranges and bananas, in terms of providing the most nutrients.For example, comparing the vitamin C level in 100g of strawberries and 100g of oranges, strawberries exceed oranges by 10mg. Best of all, they are low in calories and absolutely fat-free!


Strawberries Health Benefits


Oranges

Oranges contain vitamin C, a necessary nutrient for your body to keeps the fibers that create each hair together. Plus, beta carotene, found in other orange fruits and veggies is needed for cells to grow.

almonds


Raisins

Rich in iron, raisins help keep oxygen flowing in the blood. The hair follicle needs all the nutrients it can get from circulation of healthy blood to the scalp. raisins help to promote hair growth, all the while preventing hair loss.

almonds

Skim or soy milk/ frozen or regular low fat yogurt

Cow’s milk naturally contains vitamin A and B12. It also has biotin, a protein that will help strengthen your hair, which is made mostly of proteins. Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth. They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.

skim milk

what are your favorite hair snacks?

5 comments:

jameskahon said...

HI. . I really enjoying reading this blog. Its quite interesting and very useful. I love almonds..hehe.very helpful.

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Shop Women's Bracelets, Rings, and Hair Accessories said...

Thanks for sharing this.I love bananas :)

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Thank you for posting this very helpful information. I learn something on it and I think it is very effective. Keep posting and surely you can help more people.

Skin Care Reviews said...

I still go for milk. Aside from its revitalizing effects to our hair, I also use it to nourish my skin and make it younger looking.

Hair Growth Vitamins said...

This is an excellent article. I like how practice it is. People constantly overlook the importance of nutrition and how it effects your hair.