Start your day off right with a fruit salad that will promote hair growth and energize your hair follicles. Fruits are known for their healthy benefits for your body, but fruits can also be beneficial for increasing hair growth. Combining all of your favorite fruits into a salad that will keep your hair growing and put a smile on your face is a wonderful way to wake up in the morning.
- 1 ripe banana; sliced
- ½ cup (100 grams) of pitted dates; chopped
- 1 cup (200 grams) of ripe strawberries
- 2 apples (Jonathan apples are my favorite)
- 1 ripe kiwi
- 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of cinnamon
Slice the banana and chop the dates. You can slice the strawberries as well. Chop up the apples. Slice the kiwi. Once you have cut up all of the ingredients, combine them in a bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and mix the ingredients well.
To enjoy the best benefits and taste, be sure all the fruits are ripe. It is recommended to eat fruits on an empty stomach, preferably in the morning, for the energy fruits give us throughout the day. After eating this fruit salad, you will be energized and ready to get your day started.
How the Ingredients Benefit Hair
Not only do these fruits give you plenty of energy for the day, they also promote healthy hair growth and maintain your stylish locks. Read on to learn more about how the fruits can help your hair.
Benefits of Bananas
Eating a ripe banana is a healthy way to keep your hair nourished through a well balanced diet. The versatility of this fruit is apparent in the various nutrients and minerals it contains. Packed with Vitamins A, B, C, and E the benefits for your hair are endless.
Vitamin A is important for your hair growth as it produces sebum which is an oily substance secreted by the scalp. Sebum is helpful by ensuring hair does not dry out and break off. Vitamin B prevents hair loss and promotes the growth of strong, thick hair with a lasting shine. The antioxidants in Vitamin C are able to reduce the formation of free radicals in your hair that can lessen hair growth. By consuming the Vitamin E in bananas, the oxygen uptake in the body’s blood circulation is increased, therefore aiding the body in growing more hair.
Also contained in bananas are the minerals potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese. Potassium is a natural way to increase the growth of your hair if your hair grows slowly. Zinc is able to promote the healthy growth of cells and tissues. Zinc also repairs broken tissues to open up your hair follicles. Iron increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your scalp and roots which improves hair’s texture and color. Manganese has powerful antioxidants that are able to help prevent cell damage in your scalp.
Benefits of Dates
Dates bring an assortment of minerals to this recipe that greatly benefits your hair. An adequate dose of nutrients and minerals are combined to promote a steady growth of hair. Included in these pitted dates are the minerals copper, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, folic acid, and sulfur.
Copper is an essential component of the pigment melanin, which gives hair its natural color. Having copper in your diet keeps hair from graying early and locks in your natural hair color for years on end. The calcium in the pitted dates naturally prevents hair loss.
Sulfur is important to strengthening hair follicles because the keratin in your hair depends on a steady supply of sulfur. Keratin is a protein that provides the essential building structures for hair. Keratin is a compound that depends on sulfur to establish strong di-sulfide bonds to create stronger keratin fibers. Hair follicles are made from keratin and a steady supply of sulfur establishes strong hair roots.
The Vitamin B in dates works with the iron to provide a natural remedy for hair loss. Roots are nourished from within as Vitamin B and iron combine to create strong strands of hair which can withstand harsh conditions.
Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries are a wonderful fruit bountiful in Vitamin C which is a leading vitamin to help grow hair. A deficiency in Vitamin C can lead to split ends. Incorporating Vitamin C into your diet encourages the absorption of iron and increases hair growth. The Vitamin C in strawberries also treats dandruff.
Strawberries also consist of a high amount of magnesium which prevents fungal growth on your scalp. Silica is a mineral in strawberries known to prevent baldness while encouraging the growth of your hair.
Benefits of Apples
One of the wonders of apples is that they belong to a category of fruits known as hair growth boosters. What makes apples the all encompassing fruit for naturally growing hair is the nutrient biotin. Praised as the miracle nutrient for hair growth, biotin increases the elasticity of your hair, decreases dryness, and prevents breakage. Another benefit of biotin is how it helps to produce keratin, which is essential for healthy hair.
Apples also consist of the compound procyanidin B-2 known to stimulate hair growth and thicken the strands of your hair. Preventing thinning hair and male pattern baldness are other benefits of the compound procyanidin B-2. A thick head of your hair can be obtained as you dine on apples.
The soluble fiber and the phenolic compounds in apple skin combined with the antioxidants in apples hinder hair loss and fall. The antioxidants in apples increase circulation to the scalp which promotes hair growth. Adding apples to your fruit salad is a superb way to obtain nourished hair.
Benefits of Kiwi
Kiwi is a unique fruit that contains various health benefits for you to enjoy. Contained in this interesting fruit are Vitamin C and E, both of which are able to reduce hair fall. Vitamin C also helps in the formation of collagen which allows the scalp to receive more nutrients.
Plenty of iron is in kiwi which nourishes and restores your hair to a healthy shine. Iron has the ability to improve the circulation in your scalp which in turn strengthens your roots at core. Also abundant in kiwi is copper which helps hair maintain its natural hair color and prevents premature graying.
Kiwi consists of other minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and phosphorous; all of which promote hair growth and increase blood circulation in the scalp.
Benefits of Cinnamon
While cinnamon may be tiny, it is stocked with a plethora of nutrients and minerals that work to stimulate hair growth. Cinnamon contains Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K which are able to increase hair growth, reduce hair fall, and improve the blood circulation in the scalp. The combination of these vitamins has a tremendous affect on your hair.
The minerals in cinnamon consist of calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorous, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. When these minerals work together, hair is nurtured and restored to its naturally glow. The benefits of adding cinnamon to the fruit salad are astounding.
As you watch the sun rise in the morning, create this fruit salad loaded with nutrients and minerals that have wonderful benefits for your hair; a great way to start your day. When added to your daily diet, this fruit salad will restore your hair naturally.
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