Friday, April 04, 2014

Eggs For Longer Healthier Hair | Fitness Friday


It's #FitnessFriday! *throw the confetti! pop the bottles---de agua* I chat a lot about food's role in my fitness goals because---well---my eating habits are sketchy at best. Thanks to my mini muffin top, I'm realizing that what I eat really does matter and no amount of time at the gym will rectify me devouring an entire big of jelly beans in one sitting. Inspired by my grumbling mid-morning tummy, leftover Mesquite Grilled Steak, a fabulous article about huevos in April's Women's Health Mag, today I'm sharing why brunch and longer healthier hair go hand in hand.

Breakfast/Brunch- Appetite Regulator 
After fasting all night, your body is running on fumes. High protein foods take longer to digest, you feel full sooner and for longer periods of time.


Eggs- Protein Powered Goodness
Eating eggs feeds your muscles and your hair zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep your strands strong from the inside out. Plus, eggs also contain biotin, known around the way to support faster hair growth. 

Spinach- Dark Leafy VegetablesInitially loading up on spinach was a way to increase my iron levels and keep my body feeling energized without the necessity of an daily iron supplement. Then, I discovered that research has shown that low iron levels play a role in hair loss. Yuck! My dark leafy iron rich greens are here to stay!

This recipe is totally a win/win for me because I get to be cheap frugal: Leftover steak, stupid cheap eggs, and horrary for using up whatever veggies you have before it spoils in the fridge. Plus, I can't be strong if my body is made up of jelly beans!

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Besitos!
KLP





14 comments:

  1. I love eating spinach too. I had no idea low iron caused hair loss. Great info!

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    1. Crazy right? Just another reason to load up on tons of green veggies!

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  2. MMMMM! This looks so yummy! Steak and eggs are two of my favorite foods :)

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    1. It was sooo good! I had to remind myself to snap a pic before I ate it! I was so hungry!

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  3. oh your food editions always look amazing! You really model food well! am hungry now!

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    1. LOL! Thanks Yvonne! Y'all are lucky to get pictures of this recipe because I was sooo hungry the day that I made this!

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  4. This is a great recipe. I'm not a huge steak person, but this looks delish!

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    1. I don't eat steak often, but when I do...it's for my hair *in my Dos Equis due voice* Ha-ha!

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  5. God knows I love me some eggs! Great recipe will definitely try it out. We should have an egg a day challenge for hair growth lol

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    1. Ha-ha! The long hair obsessed chicas will do anything for an extra inch of growth!

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  6. Great post, I often have eggs and do a lot of exercise and I really do think it contributes to growing healthy hair :)

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    1. Absolutely! When I first starting getting active, I was shocked at how my hair flourished. It's definitely incentive to keep working out!

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  7. Sounds like a good start on a day! If you guys Want to pump up the iron level sprinkle some sunflower seed on top of it all. They contain three times as much iron per 100 gram. Spinach is so light in weight that it might be hard to get up to any decent levels of iron.

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    1. Great tip Lisa! I actually adore sunflower seeds!

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