Charnika Jett of Naturallycurly writes;
If you plan to bring sexy back come springtime by reducing your calorie intake and increasing your time at the gym, expect your new bikini body to come with longer and healthier curls. You can lose weight and get better hair, too!
Eating a healthy diet will contribute to growing stronger and healthier cells throughout your entire body—inside and out and of course that includes your hair.
To entice your palette with the best foods that will give you the most benefit, try to include dishes that are not only beneficial to your weight goals, but also provide some life to those curls.
One example of a satisfying meal that provides an abundance of nutrients to both your body and hair is salmon with a side of wild rice and broccoli. According to the article, salmon is a high-quality protein source, packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are needed to support scalp health. The rice will provide the hair with a dose of iron and zinc, and the broccoli provides an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum.
I love articles like this. I feel like going natural– truly going natural- involves taking care of your body and your spirit in ADDITION to your hair. How do you look saying how you stopped relaxing due to the harsh chemicals in relaxers while the french fries, oreos, and twinkies are assaulting your body? Im not saying we should all be vegan/ vegetarians, etc, but truly healthy hair starts from within.
Salmon is great for protein and it provides omega 3s. Make sure that you eat wild salmon. Farm raised salmon can be very toxic because of the diet that is consumed. Which normally consist of dyes and protein pellets. In turn the farm raised salmon carry more cancer like pcbs.
I'm out of school, but I'm still on a college budget! lol!
You can buy the canned salmon for under 3 bucks and saute it or even make yummy salmon cakes.
Jasmine Brown rice is yummy and inexpensive. And you can find a bag of frozen broccoli or veggie of your choice for cheap. You could make that meal for under $10 and it will last you more than one night.
Hope this helps!
As a college curly on a limited budget, I love seeing these tips but it's really hard for some of us to get these kinds of foods. Is there any kind of article or blog about that for us?