A Recipe for Thicker Hair
These four foods can help promote hair growth. Eating a balanced diet with the right nutrients can lead to thicker hair. Try this gluten free recipe tonight and jumpstart the journey to longer, thicker hair.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids found in salmon have been found to reduce hair loss, increased hair density and increased hair growth in women with thinning hair.
Sweet potatoes are a major source of beta-carotene which the body converts this compound into vitamin A. Vitamin A could also speed up the rate of hair growth and encourage the growth of thicker hair, all while preventing other hair follicles from degenerating.
Biotin deficiency can cause thinning. Conversely, adequate biotin intake—one serving of almonds, for example—can thicken hair and even stimulate new growth, leading to silky, strong strands.
Spinach is a great plant-based source of iron, which is essential for hair growth. Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body to fuel your metabolism and aid growth and repair.
ROASTED SALMON ON CRISPY POTATOES WITH SPINACH AND ALMONDS
700 grams sweet potatoes peeled and sliced 2 ½ inches thick
4 x 5 oz. pieces of salmon, skin off
¼ cup of butter
2 large handfuls baby spinach
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary or thyme
finely grated zest 1 lemon
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 180˚C. (350 F)
HERB OIL: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and season.
Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Drain well then place on a large baking tray. Add three quarters of the herb oil and gently turn to coat. Arrange slightly overlapping on the tray and roast for 10 minutes. Turn the potatoes over and roast for a further 10 minutes. Brush the salmon with the remaining herb oil and place on a separate baking tray and roast for 6-8 minutes or until just cooked through.
Melt the butter in a sauté pan, add the almonds and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly golden. Then add the spinach and turn until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
TO SERVE: Place the potatoes and spinach on plates and top with the salmon.