Time off with family and gifting are definitely what makes the holiday season something we look forward to. But… if you’re anything like us at Afrocenchix HQ, one of the most enjoyable aspects of Christmas is FEASTING!
As you may already know, healthy eating leads to healthy Afro hair growth. The age-old saying is “you are what you eat” and our hair really does reflect that. Want shinier hair? Eat more good fats and oils. Need to stimulate those follicles? Increase your antioxidant intake. Our challenge to you this Christmas is to eat your way to healthy hair!
We’ve put together a list of delicious recipes that will tantalize your taste buds, simply click on the image to see the full article. Get ready to satisfy our festive spirit AND help main your healthy Afro hair. Now is the time to be extra, in flavour and nutrition.
This veggie-friendly parsnip maple and nutmeg cake with sweet potato and ginger frosting is certainly drooling worthy! Parsnip and sweet potatoes are both vegetables that are full of hair growth goodness. Parsnip contains folate, which is responsible for hair growth, and sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, which helps sebum production and speeds up growth rate...something every Afro can benefit from.
No Christmas dinner is complete without a roast, so Thinlyspread made a fab Vegan Roast that is moist and full of flavour with the addition of butternut and carrot mas. This dish a delight for all the senses and can be easily decorated for maximum table setting impact. Plus it’s full of nuts and veggies that are filled with goodness such as zinc that fights against hair loss and vitamin A that stimulates hair growth.
Stuffing is a quintessential accompaniment to the Christmas roast. This vegan alternative is loaded with flavour and vitamins that will keep you going back for more. Cranberries are full of antioxidants and vitamin C which helps to boost collagen production, that helps to strengthen hair.
A simple family favourite is raspberry jelly. This dish is easy to make but full of flavour. Vegan? Swap the gelatin for Agar-Agar, which is derived from seaweed. Raspberry, like most berries, are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that are useful to healthy hair. Raspberry also contains vitamin C and niacin, which aids collagen production and iron absorption, which are important to hair growth.
Textured hair is beautiful and textured food is really good for us! This healthy ancient grain salad is made with wild rice, farro, and red quinoa livened up with lots of colourful extras. Seeds are rich in vitamin E and other nutrients that may promote hair growth. Some seeds also contain omega-3s, which have been linked to hair growth.
Bring joy to any dinner party with this quick and easy fudge recipe that packs a punch of perfectly balanced sweetness. Plus it’s able to withstand even public transport! As hair is made of protein and peanuts are a great source of protein, this fudge recipe is a dream for healthy hair growth.
This is deliciously nutritious vegan and coeliac friendly cupcake recipe with a spin! Semolina is loaded with folate which stimulates hair growth. Oranges are juicy full of vitamin C and bioflavonoid which aids blood circulation in the scalp, leading to...you guessed it healthy hair growth! Plus, cupcakes are another easily transportable dish to take to dinner ;)
We find cookies are a nice way to end the evening or a sneaky midnight snack. These vegan almond butter and chocolate ones, in particular, are great for the taste buds and the hair follicles. Like seeds, nuts are packed with nutrients like vitamin E, B vitamins, zinc and essential fatty acids, together they are a power package of hair growth goodness!
With this array of super treats, we're sure you'll go forth end enjoy your Christmas feast!
Merry Christmas from Afrocenchix HQ <3