Phenomenal Follicles

All too often we see our hair take a turn for the worse with seemingly no signs. We just wake up to unforeseen follicle dissatisfaction. Surprisingly enough however, the answer is often as simple as what you eat. It is for this reason that I’ve decided to list some of the most recommended cuisine when it comes to taking care of that fresh cut.

1. Salmon

Salmon is known to provide a pristine sheen to your head of hair. This delicious fish’s inclusion of large omega-3 fatty composition results in its well-known hair-shining properties. Your body, unable to produce these healthy fats, can fall victim to insufficiency when it is denied these ingredients. Thus, when you make it a point to indulge in this particular fish, both your health and your hair becomes stronger.

 2. Chickpeas

These delicious legumes are rich in protein, a necessary component for fortifying your scalp. Protein grows your follicles to glorious lengths while the chickpeas’ inherent keratins coat those same follicles to present a durable and resilient exterior. Face the elements without fear of breakage so long as Chickpeas are a staple in your diet.

3. Greek Yogurt

Packed in protein just like Chickpeas and Salmon, Greek Yogurt additionally boasts a unique ingredient that grows your hair at an optimum rate. Bear the hair you deserve while munching on spoonfuls of delectable Greek Yogurt. Who knew attaining the perfect head of hair could be so delicious?


Although not exactly known for its fantastic taste, Kale is known for its hair-growing properties. Specifically, the prevalence of Beta Carotene is converted into Vitamin A which is significant for a couple of reasons.

Primarily, Vitamin A serves to grow and replenish cells. This profound cellular generation naturally applies to your hair’s cells as well. Thus, Vitamin A grows hair. Plain and simple.

Additionally, Vitamin A is responsible for the production of Sebum. Sebum is the oily substance you often find in your hair after not washing thoroughly. Sebum is a good thing, believe it or not; and Vitamin A makes Sebum. So basically, Vitamin A grows your hair by way of cellular regeneration and then maintains those hairs by way of Sebum, a natural conditioner.

These are just a few foods that can keep your follicles looking their best. If you’re interested in learning more, you may want to check out this slideshow I came across doing research, here

The Food Making You Fat That Nearly Half of Americans Eat Every Single Day

Image of a SandwichWith this country in a the midst of a full-blown health crisis when it comes to obesity and health troubles which can be directly traced to poor eating habits, many Americans are increasingly committed to embracing better lifestyles. Some foundational knowledge is pretty widely understood, like cutting out candy and eating more vegetables. Slightly more advanced health enthusiasts understand the importance of eating organic, consuming enough protein, and eating regularly throughout the day. However, there are a few extremely common habits that you may be surprised to learn are nothing short of disastrous for losing weight and staying trim. One of these is particularly dangerous. Simply by virtue of being so pervasive in kitchens across the country, this one food has become a sort of culinary reflex that nearly every man, woman, and child knows well. However, we should all be wary of it. This food – the sandwich.

This may initially be something of a shock. Sandwiches are both simple and wildly diverse. You might presume that least some permutations should be pretty healthy. However, the kind of sandwich that does not do more damage than good for your waistline is nearly mythical. This is true mainly for two reasons:

Processed Wheat Wrecks Weight Loss

The first simple cause for concern is that the one universal ingredient of every sandwich, no matter what recipe you opt to enjoy, is also guaranteed to be bad news – the bread. Store-bought breads are absolutely awful for your health as a general rule. That is because processed wheat is incredibly difficult to avoid. And, by its very definition, the contents of a sandwich (however healthy they might be) lie smack dab into between multiple servings of it. The carbohydrates in most bread has been so processed that they enter your bloodstream quickly, spiking glucose levels and requiring minimal output from your body to consume. Even the supposedly “healthy” options, like whole-wheat bread, are not doing you any favors. Although whole-wheat does involve a higher amount of fiber per serving, it still elevates blood sugar to undesirable levels.

Condiments Are Catastrophic

One of the most popular parts of a sandwich is topping it off with a seemingly innocent dab of sauce. That might include a dressing of sort, mustard, mayonnaise, or any one of hundreds of unique options. However, nearly all are certain to be high in fat, sugar, and calories. They might be delicious, but prepare to let one serving shoot your body’s production of insulin, the fat-storing hormone, into the stratosphere. That does not even begin to address the fact that most sandwiches involve way more than just one serving size of condiment, opting so slather it with the sauce in question instead.

Sandwich Toppings that Slam Stress

Josh Bezoni Sandwich PictureSometimes, there is nothing better to satiate your hunger pangs than a nice, delicious sandwich. It is a deeply ingrained facet of the American culinary landscape. Sandwiches come in all shapes and sizes, which is excellent news for the health-conscious. Individuals who care about their body composition will undoubtedly choose the right ingredients when constructing their ideal version of the treat. This means picking the appropriate bread, remaining wary of potentially disastrous toppings like certain cheeses and most condiments, as well as getting more than enough veggies and lean proteins. However, you may be surprised to find there are three fairly common sandwich fillings which do more than just help you slim down and stay healthy physically.

These three foods can actually help you eat your way to a calmer, more peaceful state of mind while avoiding gaining weight (as is liable to happen from falling back on your typical comfort foods!). You may even drop pounds while relieving stress.


Turkey is an excellent, healthy source of protein. It is a sandwich staple, available widely and affordably. Just be sure to pick the healthy, less-processed versions. In addition to a great amount of protein, turkey also contain an amino acid called L-tryptophan. This causes serotonin to release naturally in your body, which creates a more relaxed state. This may in fact explain why one of the most common courses after the Thanksgiving turkey is…a satisfied nap!


Salmon and similar fatty fish are jam-packed of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies indicate that these omega-3 fatty acids are able to positively impact stress levels and diminish them. For example, a study out of the Ohio State University discovered that they decrease anxiety by as much as 20%. A similar published study shows salmon prevent stress hormones coritsol and adrenaline from skyrocketing. This fish is good news for your stress management.


Because avocados are so rich in potassium, they actually are able to reduce stress-related high blood pressure. You might be surprised to learn that avocados contain more potassium per serving than bananas!