Vitamin E is one of the most essential vitamins in keep your hair growing long, strong and healthy.
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Vitamin E has strong antioxidant properties but is more commonly associated with the health of the skin. Along with faster hair growth, this vitamin also plays a strong role in the correct functioning of many of the body’s organs.
It is relatively easy to eat enough vitamin E rich foods as there is quite a large variety of available foods which have high levels of it or by taking a whole food multivitamin that contains it. If you feel that your diet is not as it should be, by making a few adjustments to your diet, you should see an improvement in how your hair looks, feels, and grows.
OUR 5 FAVOURITE SNACK FOODS FOR VITAMIN E:
A handful of almonds makes a quick and healthy snack when you need an energy boost during your day. One cup of almonds is high in energy giving calories and essential fatty acids which is perfect for shiny hair, clear skin and balancing those mood swings…
Serving Size (1 cup), 37.49 milligrams of Vitamin E (181% DV), 882 calories
The sweet little kiwi is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals. It provides a moderate amount of Vitamin E—1.11mg per fruit but it’s also a good source of Vitamin C, potassium, and fibre. My favourite thing about the mighty kiwi is that you can simply cut it in half and scoop it out with a teaspoon. Its very easy to keep us happy here at SuperFoodLx! At around 46 calories per fruit, kiwi makes a great addition to a healthy and balanced diet but then again, that’s our belief about all non GMO fruit and vegetables.
Serving Size (1 kiwi), 1.11 milligrams of Vitamin E (5% DV), 46 calories
Red Bell Peppers
Bell peppers come in several varieties, each with their own unique flavour and slightly varying levels of nutrients. For the strongest Vitamin E content, red bell peppers lead the way. One medium red bell pepper has 1.88mg of Vitamin E, or 9% of the daily value. Yellow and green bell peppers are still very healthy food choices as well, though they contain smaller amounts of Vitamin E than the red variety.
Serving Size (1 medium), 1.88 milligrams of Vitamin E (9% DV), 37 calories
Half a cup of sunflower seeds provides just over the daily recommended value of Vitamin E for the average adult.
Serving Size (1 cup), 46.52 milligrams of Vitamin E (225% DV), 818 calories
Avocados are high in vitamin E, B, K, C, and several minerals. Avocados are also happy to be mashed, mixed with a little olive oil and applied directly to the skin for a softening face mask.
Serving Size (1 avocado), 4.16 milligrams of Vitamin E (20% DV), 322 calories
Pomegranate Power Juice – Rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, K, Folate, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc!
This blend of fruit and vegetables is not only fantastic for stronger thinker hair growth but it is amazing for energy production and clearer skin. It is not overly sweet which is sometimes quite nice but you can easily make the recipe sweeter by adding more apple or a sweet orange.
Wash everything well and then juice-nice and simple…unless your juicing by hand…
Drink immediately for highest nutrient yield.
- 1/2 cup Pomegranate arils (seeds)
- 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1 small Carrot
- 1 medium Apple
- 1 small stalk Celery
- 1 cup fresh Spinach
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Keep a look out for our blog posts on Best Vitamins for Hair Growth where not only will you receive up to date information on which vitamins are best for your hair, but also amazing recipes so that you can introduce the best vitamins for hair growth in to your diet.
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