Drink Your Way to Healthy Hair & Skin

*This post is a compilation of content repurposed from our #CelebrateMyBeauty tour.

 

 Source: blavity.com

Source: www.blavity.com

Just like there are (no, okay maybe a few) get rich schemes, there’s some work involved with achieving healthy hair status. It’s not just the care of the scalp and hair, but also what we are feeding our hair. Luckily, there are quite a few food groups that are touted for healthier hair growth.

  • Salmon is loaded with strong hair supporters like Vitamin D and protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids for healthy scalp
  • Eggs are also an excellent source of omega-3s and the yolk contains biotin (a favorite supplement form taken for hair growth)
  • Almonds also have a high biotin content
  • Sweet Potatoes are loaded with beta carotene
  • Sunflower Seeds have an abundance of vitamin E to enhance blood flow to the scalp and promote faster hair growth 
  • Avocados mixed with sour cream as a topical application to the hair and scalp have the ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production - and did you know sour cream can clean up build up on your scalp?
  • Dark leafy greens (like spinach and broccoli) contain vitamin A and C, helping our bodies produce the oils necessary to keep hair growing healthy and strong
  • Water - we know more is better for hydration, which reduces breakage amongst many other benefits

The list goes on...

As we approach summer, we recalled these yummy smoothie recipes in our archives. We hope you enjoy them too!

 

BEAUTY-full GREEN SMOOTHIE

By Nikki Bell of @nikkicancook 

1 handful of spinach

1 cup pineapple, chopped

½ cup blueberries

½ cup coconut water

1 tablespoon golden flax seed

1 cup ice

1 tablespoon agave, optional

 

Clean all fruits and veggies well. Remove peels of any non-organic items. Cut fruit and veggies into chunks. Toss chunks into a high-powered blender or bullet. Blend until smooth. Add more water, as needed. Serve immediately.

 

Source: www.unsweetenedcaroline.com 

THE REFRESHER

By Jenga Mwendo

½ cucumber

½ apple

1/3 celery stalk

¼ cup fresh parsley

Juice of ½ lemon (remove seeds)

1 tablespoon of honey

1 cup spring water

1 cup ice cubes

 

Clean all fruits and veggies well. Remove peels of any non-organic items. Cut fruit and veggies into chunks. Toss chunks into a high-powered blender or bullet. Blend until smooth. Add more water, as needed. Serve immediately.

 Source: www.cleanfoodcrush.com

We will be sharing wellness tips all month long for a healthier you - inside and out! Join the conversation on social (@edenbodyworks) and check us out on Fridays (Facebook + Instagram) for some fun, fitness giveaways.

In the meantime, let us know if you have a favorite “beauty-recipe” that aids in better skin, living, and hair!


3 comments

  • I bought the Eden hibiscus honey hair tonic. I love the way my hair feels and smells! I am going to try the shampoo and conditioner! I believe I will like them just as well!

    Patsy Waren
  • I bought the Eden hibiscus honey hair tonic. I love the way my hair feels and smells! I am going to try the shampoo and conditioner! I believe I will like them just as well!

    Patsy Waren
  • I really love this product on my 4c hair.

    Patrina Green

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