Fix hair loss problems with this ultimate power smoothie
Have you ever scrolled through social media and stumbled upon a trendy power smoothie that claims to solve all your hair loss problems? Well, we recently came across a ‘power smoothie’ and reached out to a nutritionist to know if it is really worth the hype. Let’s take a look at what this power smoothie for hair loss is made of and how beneficial it is for your hair.
This power smoothie is basically just a blend of a variety of seeds. Chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and lotus seeds along with almonds and dates. “Chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and lotus seeds all offer various benefits for hair health,” says Shalini Arvind, Chief Dietitian, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru. Here are some of the potential benefits of each seed.
1. Chia seeds: The expert says these are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. Chia seeds can help promote hair growth and reduce hair breakage. They also contain a high amount of zinc, which may help prevent hair loss.
2. Flax seeds: Flax seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which are compounds that have been shown to improve hair health. Omega-3 fatty acids help nourish hair follicles, promote hair growth, and reduce inflammation on the scalp, while lignans may help prevent hair loss.
3. Sunflower seeds: “Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps protect hair from damage caused by free radicals,” says Arvind. Vitamin E also helps improve scalp circulation, which can promote hair growth.
4. Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc, which is important for maintaining a healthy scalp and promoting hair growth. “They also contain iron, which is essential for healthy hair growth,” says Arvind.
5. Fox nuts: They are rich in protein, iron, and zinc, all of which are important for healthy hair growth. They also contain vitamin B complex, which helps maintain the overall health of the hair and scalp.
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But the almonds and dates in the smoothie also have their own benefits. According to a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, almonds are a great source of biotin, which is an essential nutrient for healthy hair. Dates are high in iron and vitamin C, which can help to boost circulation and promote hair growth.
How to make this power smoothie to prevent hair loss
So, as you can see each and every ingredient of this smoothie can be beneficial for your hair and is definitely worth a try! Here’s how to make it:
* 2 tbsp chia seeds
* 2 tbsp flax seeds
* 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
* 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
* 2 tbsp lotus seeds or makhana
* 2 dates
* A handful of soaked almonds
To make the seed powder for the smoothie, simply roast the seeds in a dry pan until they start to pop and release their aroma.
Then, blend them into a fine powder using a high-powered blender or food processor. This powder can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month, so you can make multiple batches of the smoothie.
To make the smoothie itself, start by adding water to your blender. Then, add two scoops of the seed powder, along with two pitted dates and a small handful of almonds.
Blend everything together until smooth and creamy, adding more water if necessary to reach your desired consistency.
Overall, this hair smoothie is a tasty and nutritious way to support the health of your hair. Give it a try and see the difference it can make for yourself!