Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hair Length Boosting Kale Stir Fry Recipe: The Coily Hair Edition


Food For Healthy Hair Growth

We all know that products and hair care habits promote length. However, the absolute truth is that hair health is mostly from WITHIN. I can't get away with failing to mention this from time to time on a blog dedicated to healthy hair growth. I have a previous post on a combination of ingredients that are easily consumed on a daily basis--surefire hair growth assistance.

Within the 4 years that I've been natural (and keeping weekly logs of progress), I've had a chance to notice a few things. During the times that I've been active (cardio workouts especially), and my intake of water was increased, I've noticed nice spurts of hair growth. I also notice that during the times I've been consistent with consumption of daily greens such as spinach, kale, and others--my hair has a luster that needs no products. Now, I know that there are products that I use that ensure luster and shine, but hair health from within has a different "glow" to it.

Here's an easy recipe that allows for a quick add of green to the day:

2 handfuls of kale and or spinach
2 tablespoons of garlic
Chopped Onions to your liking
4 Cups of Cooked Brown Rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

*Pretty much any veggies will go well chopped up in this stir fry.
Spinach, Kale, Brown Rice, Onions & Turmeric Stir Fry


I like to steam the kale/spinach for about 3 minutes after properly rinsing and chopping them up. I steam them in organic vegetable broth. Heat a wok with approximately 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add the garlic and onions, then the spinach/kale. Stir fry for about 1 minute, then add the brown rice while mixing in. Add Turmeric Powder. I love the color and taste that the turmeric gives. Season to taste (salt, pepper, paprika, etc). YUMMY!

DID YOU KNOW:

Both Kale and Spinach are high in vitamin C, and iron. Excellent anti-inflammatory food sources. Support collagen production (yeah skin), which is the foundation on which hair follicles rely. What I love most about kale and spinach is that they taste GREAT!

Garlic is often used topically (on the skin) to promote hair growth and minimize hair loss. Garlic has a high sulfur content, which is beneficial to hair.

Turmeric has so many benefits, I say do the research on this wonder plant. I buy it in powder form (organic of course), and sprinkle it on almost everything. It's an extreme anti inflammatory. It can be used as a natural hair dye. Some of the active components found in turmeric is said to aid in hair growth.

As with any changes in diet, it's always best to consult with your physician ahead of time. For anyone looking for that "quick fix", it's important to note that dietary changes (good or bad) are typically noticeable after a span of time. I love that when I am consistent with healthy eating habits, I see true, permanent results--as opposed to superficial (beauty industry) type results.

Do you have any hair healthy (which always benefits the body) recipes to share? Remember, SHARING IS CARING!

and as always,

---------------------------------------------------------------------------stay beautiful!

--tia

7 comments:

  1. The green juice is still my all-time favourite.
    However, you could get a bit of spinach cooked a little then added it to some fried onions and tomatoes (fried with about a tablespoon or a tablespoon and a half of oil), a tad bit of ginger, a tad bit of garlic, maybe dash of salt and some sprinkles of sugar (your choice with the sugar), stir constantly as it fries, stir, stir, toss, stir, keep an eye on it to know when it's done, stir, toss, stir, stir and Bob's your uncle! Healthy - for the body and the hair. Has nutrients needed for both.

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    1. Yummy all the way! Gonna try it (and only omit the tomatoes--too high in acidity for me). Ginger, garlic, and yeah--sugar LOL! LOVE ITTTT. Thanks for the recipe doll!

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  2. I never thought I'd like kale. I tried some kale chips from the store and YUCK! Then I made them myself and they were OK. Then I just had it straight up boiled with a little salt and I'm like, I can work with this!

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  3. I just learned about kale 1 year ago! I love it lightly stir fried in olive oil. Steaming is the best--right under blending. I don't even know what taste it gives to the smoothie. The fruits take over once mixed in the blender with kale and spinach. Green goodness! Making kale chips yourself? You go girl! I gotta try that

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  5. Great post Tia! You always have great information to share, though I'm usually too shy to comment �� Question... where do you buy your organic spices? I am trying to go all organic and need a new source! Thanks and have a lovely day!

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    1. Hey Keyhanna! Thanks for the message :o) I get my organic spices from a local all natural store. This great and fanatic store owner stocks lots of spices, oils and other goodies that I love to add to my shakes, and the oils for my skin/hair. Check out your local stores (google it LOL). You may not be able to do ALL organic, but do what you can. Thanks Beautiful.

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