With the change in season, it’s time to adjust your routine; ditch the summer damage and embrace the cool autumn breeze.
With a fresh start comes a fresh approach to health and the understanding that health begins on the inside. And there’s no better way to complement your hair journey than with a diet that encourages nutrient-rich hair growth from the inside.
Foods you should be eating for healthy hair:
- Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene which can help protect hair from a dry and brittle fate.
- Salmon is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients that are vital for the production of healthy hair and skin.
- Chia seeds are also loaded in omega-3 fatty acids and can promote a healthy scalp and hair — two essential factors in hair growth.
- Avocado is full of healthy fats and abundant in vitamins B and E, which can help to strengthen the scalp and prevent hair loss and breakage.
- Spinach is high in vitamins C and A, that nourish strands, condition the scalp, and create the ultimate environment for hair growth.
- Eggs contain biotin — a beneficial nutrient known to promote hair growth.
If you’re like us, you can sometimes get stuck on the creativity front when it comes to recipes ideas. So, we’ve come up with a few simple and quick options that will have your tummy satisfied and your tresses glowing.
- Oven-Baked Frittata
Forget messy stove-top frittatas, this little gem makes for an easy and fuss-free cook that will keep your stove-top clean. Simply grease an oven-proof dish (26 x 16cm approx.) and mix all your favourite veggies and protein with 8 lightly beaten egg, ½ cup of cream, ½ cup of Parmesan and some light seasoning. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 200c and enjoy.
- Healthy Potato Salad
Steam one whole sweet potato and dice. Hard-boil two eggs, dice up a whole avocado and mix with chopped herbs, the juice of half a lemon, half a cup of low-fat yogurt and season well. Mix altogether for a simple and light lunch alternative.
- Pan-Sear Salmon on Greens
Place a non-stick fry-pan on high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, place your salmon fillet skin down and allow to crisp. Beside you fillet, place a handful of baby spinach and some shredded carrots and allow to soften and wilt. After two minutes, flip your salmon, the skin should look crisp and golden. Cook for another 1-2 minutes depending on thickness. Season your veggies and squeeze ¼ lime on the whole pan. Remove from heat and plate up with a final sprinkle of fresh-chopped parsley.