Best Caffeine Substitutes for Healthy Hair

Best Caffeine Substitutes for Healthy Hair

I absolutely love coffee and I most people I know can’t go through their day without their usual dose of caffeine. If I am not careful, however, I can overdo it with my daily intake. If you’re like me and you simply love the taste of coffee, it’s important to be conscientious of how much of it you drink because it has some serious repercussions for your skin and hair. Caffeine causes your body to lose B vitamins (among other nutrients) which are needed for healthy hair growth and strength. Below is a list of my favorite coffee substitutes that will give you the kick you need without the compromise: Chia Seeds I am never going to forget the first time I tried a beverage with chia seeds in it (Kombucha, to be exact). I was amazed at the intense kick of energy that I got sans the caffeine-induced shakiness and that energy remained consistent all day.
 This superfood has a rich history: the ancient Aztec warriors consumed chia seeds to maintain a consistent stream of energy, increased stamina and endurance during their long conquests. Chia seeds create energy because they contain sky-high levels of soluble and insoluble fibers which balance blood sugar levels by promoting a slow conversion of starches to sugars. They are also a complete protein, filled with vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids; All of these components work together to create long lasting energy. B Vitamins It makes sense that we should supplement with B vitamins since we need them for healthy hair and skin. B vitamins boost energy, prevent fatigue, and help us maintain an overall sense of well being An adequate level of B vitamins ensure that we get quality sleep because they play a critical role in the formation of melatonin, “the sleep hormone.” They promote optimal bodily function and a sense of calm by regulating the health of the nervous system which are all essential for inner as well as outer health. B vitamins are also essential in energy metabolism because they convert food into energy and aid in the production and release of energy into the body. 
Green Juice The ample amount of nutrients in green juice packs a high energy punch and is a powerful substitute for the morning coffee. Drinking green juice restores your body back to balance by replenishing it with a highly digestible dose of vitamins, enzymes, minerals and phytonutrients. It is also abundant in chlorophyll which helps oxygenate the blood creating increased brain function and physical energy. The amount of nutrients that you consume through green juice tremendously help the health of your hair. What are your favorite ways to substitute coffee? Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California....

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3 Foods for Healthy Hair

3 Foods for Healthy Hair

I am a hair colorist in Beverly Hills, one of the most health-centric cities in the world, so I am  no stranger to endless  conversations about which foods  are best for vitality, energy, well-being, and a gorgeous body. In my  years of hair colorist training and experience as a Wella educator, I  have learned that the most  important component in hair  color results is a healthy canvas. You will be happy to hear that healthy hair isn’t all great genes and good luck, you can nourish your way to healthy hair by eating the right foods. Here is a list of some of my favorite foods that are packed with the right nutrients for buoyant, shining, healthy hair: 1. Salmon: Salmon is a powerful source of B vitamins which are essential for healthy hair. It is also a potent source of protein, omega 3, and omega 6 fatty acids. A diet high in these nutrients will help your hair grow and keep it from becoming brittle. If you are a vegetarian/vegan chia seeds are a great alternative because of their similar nutritional composition; Simply sprinkle some in your water and let it sit for 10 minutes or more before drinking. 2. Avocado: Avocado is full of all B vitamins (except B12), omega 3, and omega 6 fatty acids. The oil in avocado has near miraculous benefits for attaining healthy hair. It helps add shine and luster, prevents hair loss, and promotes hair growth. This healthy fat works wonders by revitalizing dull hair and giving it life. I like to think of avocado as the adult version of ice cream because it is delicious and easy to enjoy. My favorite way of incorporating avocado into my diet is by squeezing some lemon juice onto a few slices. If you don’t share my love for this delicious fruit, don’t despair, using it as a topical treatment will also help you in your pursuit of healthy hair. 3. Walnuts: Walnuts are nutritionally charged and contain insignificant amounts of sodium (which is rare for nuts). They are a potent source of B vitamins (sensing a theme here?) and vitamin E. Walnuts nourish the hair follicles and strengthen hair at its root and are powerful source of biotin, which is basically a hair colorists miracle component for healthy hair. Add walnuts to your diet by snacking on a handful a day or blending some up in your morning smoothie. Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color.  LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and...

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