The most magical way to work wonders on your hair is by eating healthy. When you eat foods that your body wants (not those fries you’re drooling over), you absorb nutritious vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to you and your hair.
In this mini post I will give you 5 green foods to eat for healthy hair, not in any specific order. I’ll also add in some ways to prepare the different foods and make them taste better if you aren’t necessarily a ‘health food fan’.
The 5 Green Foods to Eat for Healthy Hair
Broccoli is an amazing food for hair health and growth. This tree-looking veggie contains Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamins A, B9, C and K. It also has the minerals manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and iron.
This is probably going to sound weird, but a fun way to eat broccoli is to top it with Kernel Season’s popcorn seasonings. There are so many different kinds to try. The nacho cheddar flavor would most likely be the most ‘normal’ flavoring to go on top of your broccoli since broccoli and cheese is a good mix.
Green peas are another example of a superfood. They are rich in Vitamin C, K and B Vitamins (folate, niacin, B1, B6, B12) Green peas are also a good source of manganese, copper, zinc, iron, protein, choline and more.
The Kernel Season’s popcorn seasonings can be used for green peas as well. They are also good with just some salt and pepper. If you’re making them on the stove instead of steaming in the microwave, try incorporating some sliced garlic cloves for extra flavor.
Avocados have been recently becoming the talk of the country because of their health benefits. They are rich in Vitamin K, C, E, and B Vitamins (B5, B6, B9). They also contain copper, healthy fats (monounsaturated), and more potassium than the well-known potassium food, bananas.
A yummy way to eat avocado is on your breakfast toast. Making sure it is ripe, cut the avocado in half and spread it over a buttered piece of toast. Salt and pepper it to your liking. If you’d like, you can top with any type of fried egg.
As you’ve probably heard, avocados are also great for hair masks. Find out how to make one here.
Bell Peppers are great for healthy hair and skin. They are a good source of potassium and Vitamins A, C, E, and B Vitamins (niacin, folate, B2, B5, B6).
Personally, I dislike the taste of bell peppers. I think you either love them or hate them. I did come across a webpage showing recipe ideas for bell peppers here. Some options are adding it to tuna/chicken salad, a stir-fry, stuffing them, and more.
Spinach is a wonderful superfood. It is a rich source of Vitamins A, B, C, and K, and magnesium, manganese and iron.
I enjoy raw spinach in salad-form, topped with halved strawberries and Italian dressing. If you would prefer to make your spinach on the stove, here is a simple 5 minute garlic sautéed spinach recipe I found.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below!