What if the appetizer you brought to your next dinner party wasn’t just delicious but helped promote healthy hair growth too? Nutritionist and health expert Joy Bauer shares her healthy hair growth recipe for Garlicky Spinach Dip, packed with folate and iron.
Spinach nurtures your entire body, including your hair, thanks to folate and iron. Folate is a B vitamin that assists in the formation of red blood cells, while iron helps these blood cells transport oxygen around the body.
Iron deficiency, or anemia, (a common problem for women of childbearing age) limits the amount of oxygen that reaches body cells, preventing them from functioning properly. Symptoms can include weakness, fatigue, and in some cases, hair loss. Try this delicious and easy recipe to get more of Popeye’s favorite green in your diet to promote healthy hair growth.
Healthy Hair Growth Recipe: Garlicky Spinach Dip
1 ten-oz box frozen, chopped spinach
1 eight-oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2/3 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
PREP TIME: 25 mins
TOTAL TIME: 25 mins
This recipe makes 18 servings
Thaw spinach in microwave and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before squeezing out majority of water with paper towels or cheesecloth.
Add spinach, water chestnuts, Parmesan cheese, yogurt, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to food processor or blender. Process until mixture is thick and creamy.
Amount per Serving:
Protein: 2.0 g
Total Fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 1.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Sodium: 100 mg
Healthy Hair Diet: Quick and Easy Tricks to Get More Spinach in Your Diet
To keep iron levels up and maximum fabulous healthy hair growth, substitute typical salad greens with baby spinach; “melt” spinach leaves into marinara sauce; and mix frozen, chopped spinach into turkey burger patties.
About Joy Bauer
Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, CDN, is one of North America’s leading health authorities. As a trusted nutritionist and health expert, Joy shares reliable, practical, and straightforward advice that helps millions of Americans eat better and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.