Salads are known for the variety of health benefits that they have for your skin and body, but did you know that the ingredients in a salad can also promote hair growth? Creating an appetizing salad with the following ingredients will ensure your hair maintains a healthy growth. Enjoying a delicious salad never goes out of style.
- 1 bunch of parsley
- 1 bunch of dill
- 3 green onions
- 3-4 tomatoes
- 3 cucumbers
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Himalayan salt
For the salad, you can slice the tomatoes and cucumbers. Chopping the cucumbers is also an option. You can chop up the onions as well. Next, cut the parsley and dill. Once you have cut, chopped, or sliced the ingredients, mix all the vegetables together with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and Himalayan salt. However you choose to create your salad, the ingredients will benefit your hair.
How the Ingredients Help Your Hair
The nutritional values of the ingredients in this salad provide your hair with many health benefits. Different ingredients bring various health benefits to the table to combine to create a salad filled with delicious and nutritious wonders.
Benefits of Parsley
Parsley has an abundance of nutrients that address a number of areas to help treat hair loss. One of the traditional uses of parsley is as a hair tonic to disinfect the scalp and promote the growth of hair. Parsley contains apigenin which is an antioxidant flavonoid that is able to lessen the amount of hair fall through the regulation of TGF-beta1 gene.
Parsley also contains a high amount of copper known to help retain your hair’s natural color. As you add this salad to your diet, the amount of parsley consumed will help your hair maintain or restore its natural color.
Benefits of Dill
Dill consists of Vitamin A and C, both of which promote healthy hair growth. The Vitamin A in dill produces sebum, an oily substance that is secreted by the scalp. Sebum brings moisture to your hair and keeps it from drying out and breaking off. Vitamin A is able to fight free radicals in your hair allowing it to weigh less.
Vitamin C is one of the most essential nutrients to strengthen and grow hair. Vitamin C is necessary to absorb iron which keeps your hair nourished and durable. Dill contains trace amounts of iron, manganese, and folate.
Benefits of Green Onions
By having green onions in your salad, you are receiving a healthy dose of sulfur which is one of the main elements to growing your hair follicles. Being an antibacterial and antifungal, the sulfur in green onions allows your hair follicles to stay open and clear. To keep your hair growing strong, the amount of sulfur in green onions is an excellent ingredient to add to your diet.
Green onions also contain Vitamin C, known to promote the healthy growth of hair. The Vitamin C has the ability to repair hair follicles and tissues in the scalp to increase the amount of hair growth.
Benefits of Tomatoes
One of the important minerals in tomatoes is iron which preserves your hair and brings a new shine to damaged hair. Other essential nutrients that are in tomatoes include Vitamin A, B, C, and E which are wonderful stimulants to encourage the growth of healthy hair.
The abundant amount of Vitamin C in tomatoes fights dandruff and brings collagen to the tissues in your scalp to promote healthy development. Tomatoes will help cure your itchy scalp and rid it of dandruff. Tomatoes also lock-in moisture to prevent dry, brittle hair.
Benefits of Cucumbers
Cucumbers are the miracle cure for preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. The nutrients and minerals in cucumbers include silicon, sulfur, sodium, phosphorous, potassium, and calcium, all of which increase hair growth. To condition and repair dry hair that has been damaged, the cucumbers bring rejuvenating moisture to your hair bringing forth a brilliant shine.
The phosphorus present in cucumbers produces wonderful results to promote hair growth in areas where hair falls in bunches. A potassium deficiency is one of the reasons for hair loss. The potassium in cucumbers will elevate your potassium levels to ensure a reduction in hair fall.
Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil contains Vitamin A, E, and antioxidants that make your hair soft to the touch and promote a healthy head of hair. The antibacterial and antifungal properties in olive oil are able to fight against scalp conditions such as dandruff, head lice, itchiness, and dryness. The mono-unsaturated fatty acids in olive oil are able to decrease the amount of hair lost by strengthening hair starting at the roots and extending to the tips.
Benefits of Lemon Juice
Lemons have been used throughout the centuries for various ways of caring for your hair. Lemon juice contains high amounts of Vitamin C which promotes healthy, strong, and voluminous hair. Vitamin C also takes on the itchiness of dandruff and removes flakes from your scalp.
Lemon juice has an abundance of magnesium which is needed to grow strong hair follicles and allows hair strands to stay intact for longer periods of time. The calcium in lemon juice encourages hair growth and healthy hair follicles.
Also contained in lemon juice are Vitamin B, folic acid, and phosphorous; all of which sustain the healthy growth of hair.
Maintaining a healthy diet increases the strength of your hair follicles and promotes the growth of your hair. As you enjoy this salad, your hair strands will become thicker and more volume will be added to your hair. The combination of the ingredients brings together essential nutrients and minerals that create a team of healthy hair heroes.
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