Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Eat This For Healthier Hair, Day 3-Spinach


Had he not been bald, Popeye the Sailor Man would have probably had a head full of soft, gorgeous locks. Why? Because spinach and other green leafy vegetables are excellent sources of Vitamins A and C, both of which are necessary to produce sebum. Sebum is an oily substance secreted by your hair follicles. Sebum is the body's natural hair conditioner.

Spinach is also very high in iron, which helps red blood cells carry oxygen. Low iron levels can result in hair loss.

One of my favorite ways to eat spinach is in a salad; you can simply exchange your lettuce for spinach and add plenty of vitamins and minerals in the process.

Or you can try my favorite spinach salad:

  • 6 cups spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup strawberry slices
  • Crumbled feta cheese (to taste, I just kindof throw it in there)
  • Mandarin orange slices (ditto the feta.)
Toss it all together, and enjoy! I love this salad with a raspberry vinaigrette. Mmmmmm, so light and refreshing.

Here are some links to other great spinach recipes:

This post is the third part of a series, 'Eat These! Best Foods for Healthy Hair'. Catch up on parts one and two:

Part One: Eat Eggs For Healthier Hair

Part Two: Eat Pork Loin For Healthier Hair

How do you eat your spinach?


  1. spinach is good in wrap sandwiches and for juicing too. just be careful if you eat it everyday if you take a multivitamin. it can make you sick from too much vitamin ? ( man. i just forgot which vitamin it is lol)

  2. mmmmm i love spinach, especially in a garden salad. can't eat it cooked though, blecch! but i will tear it up in some salad, lol!


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