Key word: Antioxidants

‘A’ is for Apple, Almonds, Avocado, Arugula, Asparagus and Apricots.

Who loves food? I’m a foodie so I’m excited about this series starting now! Brace yourselves my darlings, each week we’ll learn a thing or two about foods we can add to our diet or look out for healthy hair and growth, from A-Z! Excited?

According to Cambridge dictionary, ‘an antioxidant is a substance that slows down the rate at which something decays because of oxidization’.

The human body naturally produces free radicals that cause damage in our bodies and they are more in number than the naturally produced antioxidants in most cases.
To maintain a balance,a constant supply of antioxidants from external sources(outside our bodies) is essential to counter any damaging effects. These antioxidants remove free radicals from our body(bloodstream). They are mostly found in fresh vegetables and fruits and are very essential for healthy bodies, skin and hair growth. Some examples are: beta-carotene, flavonoids, etc.
They help in increasing circulation to the scalp and this encourages hair growth. Now that we know how important they are for healthy living and hair growth.

Let’s take a look at important foods that also begin with A, some of which have these antioxidants present.

Apple 

High in antioxidants, high water content with more soluble fibre(which helps prevent hair loss) and good for weight loss. Eat it daily remember an apple a day keeps the doctor away! They contain minerals like magnesium, potassium, copper and calcium, which help to maintain healthy scalp!Apple cider vinegar
Avocado 

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Contains vitamin E and antioxidants and a good source of monosaturated fats. It is a rich source of proteins and amino acids. It helps soothe itchy scalp and promotes long, healthy hair. Avocado oil can be used to moisturize scalp, so it’s good bye to dry scalp!
Almonds 

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Think healthy strands, Almonds is your guy as it is rich in magnesium which enables hair growth. It is a great source of monounsaturated fats and contains calcium, fibre, vitamin and protein. Almond oil nourishes scalp and its milk is good for deep conditioning if you’re in need of soft healthy hair.
Arugula 

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This green vegetable often found in salads is a rich source of potassium, antioxidants and is low in calorie.
Asparagus 

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A spring nonstarchy vegetables that has a high water content and full of fibre. They are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin E , K and antioxidants.
Apricots

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Whether dried or fresh, apricots are great in improving the health of your hair. These have high water content and a good source of soluble fibre. Rich in antioxidants, and great for healthy hair promotion.

Last but not least

Don’t forget to consult your doctor or nutritionist or health/food specialist to make sure it’s safe for you especially if you’re preggys, lactating, have allergies or ill.

At this point…

It’s safe to say you’ve learned a thing or two. Which foods will you be adding to your diet? Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and stay tuned for more yummy food info! Thank you for stopping to read!!

Loads of love!

Inma

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