7 Foods For Shiny, Healthy Hair

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Hey Everyone,

Besides using the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair, the food that you eat plays an important role to leave your hair shiny and healthy too.

1. Protein

Prevents: Dry, split-ends, weak

Food to eat: Chicken, steaks, fish, eggs, nuts

2. Carbohydrates

Prevents: Hair loss, dull

Food to eat: Rice, wholegrain bread, oats

3. Iron

Prevents: Hair loss

Food to eat: Red meat, chicken, fish, vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, salad greens)

4. Omega-3

Prevents: Dry

Food to eat: Salmon, herring, sardines, trout, mackerel, avocado, walnuts, pumpkin

5. Multivitamins & Minerals

Prevents: Hair loss, split-ends, weak

Food to eat: 

Vitamin C (produce collagen to strengthen your hair) – Orange, kiwi, blueberries, papaya

Vitamin A (promotes cell growth) – Carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, green vegetables

6. Biotin

Prevents: Hair loss, dry

Food to eat: Eggs, yogurt, wholegrain cereals, chicken

7. Zinc

Prevents: Hair loss, dry, dandruff

Food to eat: Wholegrain cereals, eggs, kidney beans

Last but not least, don’t forget to drink plenty of water and take your daily supplements everyday.

x,
Leanne

Healthy Snacks to Snack On When You’re (Still) Hungry

Hey Everyone,

One thing about living in Malaysia is that we are surrounded by delicious local food. And best part is, most of them are opened till late up to 24 hours! From restaurants or hawker stalls place like in Jalar Alor that serves nice local foods (bbq chicken wings, fried noodles, fried rice, etc.), and 24 hours mamak restaurants (roti canai, roti telur, etc) to fast food chain restaurants like McDonalds and KFC (although only a few open 24 hours).

Sometimes when we feel hungry at night (after dinner), we would start craving for yummy Nasi Kandar Kayu’s roti canai, McD’s french fries and instant noodle Indo Mee. I know, this is so not healthy.

That is why I want to share with you today on healthy snacks to snack on when you’re still hungry. This was what I would normally eat when I’m still hungry:

1. Oatmeat

Quaker-Oats-OatmealI normally take oats with milo because oats are tasteless. You can also mix with milk, honey and fruits. Take it warm so that you can have a good night sleep with warm belly. I would normally take up to 2 – 3 scoops. You can take more if you want because fret not, oats are free from fats, sugar and cholesterol.

2. Milo

MiloNot the 3-in-1 sachet please. You should swap those 3-in-1 with the one straight from the Milo tin. In case you didn’t know, the normal Milo tin already have milk and sugar compared to 3-in-1, they have higher sugar contain in it. So you should skip that and take the original one.

3. Fruits

FruitsApples, grapes and bananas. Or any other kind of fruits that you like. They are all water-based and fat free. Plus, they are healthy too.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt-Fat-FreeYou can buy a plain yogurt and mix it with honey and berries, or you can get a low fat or fat free yogurt. They have many flavours but I like the one with mixed berries.

5. Cereal

CornflakesI take cornflakes original. This is a good substitute if you are craving for potato chips or french fries, or if your mouth are feeling “itchy” and you just want to munch on something.

6. Wholemeal bread

Massimo-Whole-MealI don’t enjoy eating wholemeal bread but if I’m really that hungry, I would either dip it in my milo or I would spread my bread with fat free butter. You can spread it with peanut butter, jam or kaya. Just make sure that whatever you spread on is fat-free and low sugar content!

We can still enjoy all the Indo mees, roti canais and McD french fries mentioned above,

ONCE IN A WHILE *LoL*

Just don’t forget to stick to your routine: drinking at least 3 litres of water in a day because water helps to boost your metabolism, cleans bowels and flushes out all the unwanted toxins. Drinking lots of water also makes you feel full in a way, so that you won’t crave for more food. You can read about benefits of drinking lots of water here.

How about you? Any other ideas or advice that you would like to share? Let me know on your thoughts below!

x,
Leanne