Eat Your Way To Longer Hair- Chick Pea Salad with Celery Salad

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Never under estimate the power of good salad! And this Chick Pea Salad with Celery Salad is packed lots of goodness for your hair. I can’t emphasis enough how eating the right things can positively effect the hair, not to mention the health of your overall body and it’s functions.  Throw a little daily exercise in your routine and you’ll be off to the races.  If it’s your goal not to just attain but maintain longer stronger more healthier hair, you have to give your hair a fighting chance.  Recipes like this one give your hair the fight it needs to just grow and grow.  If you like this recipe? you can found it along tons of other cost effective meals plans, and great tips and tricks to get your hair growing fasting and much more healthy.  All can be found in the book called Eat Your Way To Longer Thicker Hair.

Ingredients –

1 cup dried chickpeas (about 5 ounces), soaked overnight and drained

1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery, plus 1 cup celery leaves

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves


In a large saucepan, cover the chickpeas with 4 inches of water. Bring to a boil and simmer over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the chickpeas are tender, about 2 hours; drain the chickpeas.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the raisins and wine and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Transfer the raisins and wine to a small bowl and refrigerate until chilled, then drain the raisins.

Fill a bowl with ice water. In a medium saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the sliced celery for 30 seconds, then transfer to the ice bath to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry.

In a medium bowl, whisk the olive oil and lemon juice; sea- son with salt and pepper. Add the raisins, celery, celery leaves, parsley and chickpeas. Toss to coat and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the salad to a platter and serve.

Ingredients that Benefit Hair Growth:

Chick Peas – The power of the protein in chickpeas and the excellent source of manganese help to strengthen hair. For longer hair – Manganese is a mineral element that acts like an antioxidant and a deficiency in manganese can lead to slowed hair growth.Raisins- They help improve blood circulation in your scalp that boost hair growth, reduce hair loss and keep your tresses hydrated from the roots. They are also rich in vitamin C, which improves iron absorption in your system.

Wine- Reduces hair loss by improving blood circulation in your scalp. Wine can also prevent hair breakage and promote hair growth by improving blood circulation in your scalp.

Celery- celery juice comprises a high amount of water and vitamin A. Both being great for our hair, it keeps our scalp hydrated and cures dandruff, and also nourishes the roots and strands. That apart, it also helps in hair growth and improving the texture of our hair.

 Extra-virgin olive oil-  Olive oil does contain proteins, antioxidants, and antimicrobial agents that might contribute to healthy hair. Over time, treating your hair with olive oil may work to strengthen your hair follicle, increasing the life span of each hair and making it seem like your hair is growing more quickly.

 Lemon Juice – Lemons contain many other nutrients that strengthen the hair follicles and encourage new hair growth. Naturally acidic, lemon juice can deeply cleanse the scalp and hair follicles, restore healthy pH levels, and remove build-up of product, oils, and pollutants.

Black Pepper – It is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, carotenoids, flavonoids, folic acid, potassium, and other nutrients. And the presence of all these qualities equates to outstanding hair growth and dandruff-fighting properties.

Parsley leaves-  Parsley conditions the hair and improves the production of collagen which is necessary for hair growth. It improves the blood circulation, thus promoting hair growth. It even protects the hair from sun damage.

A great vitamin that will encourage growth by giving your scalp the nutrients it needs to support healthy follicle growth and to get stronger longer hair regardless of age.

Key Take-Away :

What you eat impacts your hair – so eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals is essential.  Nourish your hair follicles from the inside out by eating what it needs and you’ll start to add inches to your hair before you know it. 

Disclaimer: This recipe is filled with healthy fruits and vegetables that are not just beneficial to your hair, but also to the overall health of your body and it’s functions.  Keep in mind everybody is different, and each of our bodies require different things to operate at it’s own individual best at any given time.  Our bodies know what we need and where to use these different nutrients most effectively in our individual bodies.  So yes, we may want these vitamins and nutrients to go directly to benefit our hair, but it may not work like that if those vitamins and nutrients are needed somewhere else in your body at that time.  But don’t give up and have faith.  Just keep giving your body all these good things and have faith that your hair will benefit in due time.  Always consult a physician if you plan on introducing any new foods into your diet, to avoid any food related allergies.   Especially if you are currently on any form of medication.  Different fruits, vegetables and vitamins may cause your medication to react negatively and/or become not as effective.     

 Like in the Good Book- “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”   

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