GOOD & BAD food for hair growth

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by LondonDiva, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. HoneyRockette

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    Re: I love this thread - thanks LD!

    RATS! Fine time to cut back on sugar! Both of my kids are having Halloween parties today and you know what that means- Mommy's "thorough candy inspection". Not to mention the three bags of candy I hid in my vegetable crisper, (since there are no vegetables in there). How do you even begin to modify your diet? Do you go cold turkey or wean yourself away from sugar and fat?
     
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    Re: I love this thread - thanks LD!

    Hi Honey Rockette!

    Good question. When I first started my way to a good diet. I was quite DETERMINED to reach my goal. So I did a little research into things that I can eat instead of not eating. I eat clean 6 days a week and munch down on whatever on the 7th day ( I still do the cardio in the a.m. on my rest day.) Compensate by investing in lots of apples(fruit period ), protein RTD's , and protein bars, I also like Zone diet bars to take the edge of sugar cravings. Also drink loooooots of water.

    Hada
     
  3. TwistNMx

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    [​IMG] Is this really true about 'sugar?'
    Would honey be included in this?
    I was also told on several occassions to eat apples. I had one today (organic...tastes better than conventional sprayed). I must keep the apple eating in mind. I had less cravings because of it. [​IMG]
     
  4. HoneyRockette

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    bump because it is interesting
     
  5. SUPER SWEET

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    Good- any protein
    some of my snacks....
    cheese n pepperoni
    deviled eggs
    Pure protein shake in the blender with ice
    Bad- sugar
     
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    I read that the 'Hair Lady' suggests using maple, molasses and honey in receipes other than sugar. I know molasses has iron and one of the B-vitamins. So I think honey (and the others) may be okay.
     
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    CharUK "Honestly, Truly"

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    How the heck was this thread found! lol
     
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    why is sugar bad?
     
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    Healthy Hair Diet

    If dry, limp hair is weighing you down, then this diet is for you. Did you know that what you eat is reflected in the health of your hair? All of the hair-revitalizing shampoos in the world won't help if you aren't nourishing your body. Here's how the Healthy Hair Diet can help:

    • Just like your body, your hair needs a balanced, nutritious diet to stay healthy. That's why this food plan contains a rainbow of fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, whole grains for minerals, nuts and seeds for minerals and vitamins, and lean protein for iron. A fortified breakfast cereal will help your body get all of the other good stuff it needs.

    • Water not only hydrates your body, but helps keep your hair silky and shiny. This diet includes eight to 10 glasses of water and juices a day for maximum hydration.

    • The fiber from fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes is good for your body and your hair. This meal plan features lots of fiber-containing food as an option at each meal.

    • Soy products contain phytoestrogens -- estrogens from plants -- that may boost your health, so this diet offers soymilk as a beverage choice and soy nuts as a snack option.

    See how your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks can keep your hair -- and your body -- healthy.

    BREAKFAST
    option one
    Total breakfast cereal with skim milk and blueberries
    orange juice

    option two
    Special K cereal with low-fat soymilk and strawberries
    grapefruit juice

    option three
    All Bran cereal with skim milk and mixed berries
    orange juice

    LUNCH
    option one
    turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread with dark green lettuce and tomato
    tossed salad with green and red peppers and tomatoes
    tangerine
    soymilk

    option two
    split pea soup
    dark rye bread
    broccoli and carrots with low-fat dip
    nectarine
    skim milk

    option three
    garden vegetable pizza
    tossed salad with broccoli, green and red peppers and tuna
    kiwi
    skim milk

    DINNER
    option one
    classic roast beef
    mashed sweet potatoes
    steamed green beans
    mixed berries drizzled with honey or maple syrup
    low-fat soymilk

    option two
    orange beef broccoli
    brown rice
    mixed orange and grapefruit sections
    low-fat soymilk

    option three
    glazed pork tenderloins
    brussels sprouts
    tossed salad with citrus dressing
    baked potato with low-fat sour cream
    strawberry shortcake
    low-fat soymilk

    SNACKS
    These delicious snacks will boost your energy levels at the same time that they nourish your hair. Be sure to choose at least one snack with nuts and one with soy every day.
    • ¼ cup mixed nuts
    • ½ cup mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruit
    • apple berry smoothie
    • tofu cubes in best teriyaki sauce and marinade
    • yogurt topped with wheat germ, nuts, and berries
    • roasted soy nuts
    • Shredded Wheat and low-fat soymilk topped with ground flax seed and fresh fruit

    Healthy Dos and Don'ts

    Do:
    • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables for their antioxidants -- the more variety of color, the better
    • Take a daily multivitamin supplement
    • Choose less processed foods whenever possible for the highest amount of vitamins
    • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself well hydrated

    Don't:
    • Drink alcohol
    • Smoke
    • Eat highly processed foods (most snack foods, cookies, cakes, candies)
     
  10. Erica78

    Erica78 Coils coils & more coils!

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    [ QUOTE ]
    GiGi55799 said:
    why is sugar bad?

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    It decreases minerals...and destroys B vitamins. I wouldn't say that you have to cut it out completely though. I think it only does this if you are eating a ton of foods that contain it.
     
  11. Blaque*Angel

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    bumping :grin: great thread more input needed :)
     

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