21 Feb 2020

Feed your Follicles this Pancake Day!

Who says you can't indulge in some yummy pancakes while still feeding those follicles? Swap out the traditional lemon and sugar for some of these gorgeous alternatives that will also boost your hair health this Pancake Day:

Feed Your Follicles Pancake Day

Raspberries, Blueberries and Honey

Raspberries have an incredible ability to restore damaged hair cuticles and improve hair elasticity in brittle hair. This is due to its high levels of Vitamin E. Similarly, blueberries are rich in antioxidants which aid your hair and skin with Vitamins A, B5 and E. Not only this, but blueberries also contain proanthocyanidins, which stimulate your hair follicles and encourage hair growth! 

Honey is great to smother your hair in for retaining moisture. It is also extremely rich in antioxidants that keep your scalp and hair healthy. A hair boosting trio that are here to boost your hair health this Pancake Day!

Strawberries & Yoghurt

Strawberries and Yoghurt

Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C and folic acid, which support the maintenance of healthy hair. Adding some creamy low-fat yoghurt will give you a calcium boost. This will help fortify not only your hair, but also your teeth and bones. 

Avocado Salmon & Cottage Cheese

Avocado, Salmon and Cottage Cheese

Something for those with more savoury tastebuds this Pancake Day. Avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that nourish and strengthen the hair follicles. It also provides moisture for incredible shine. Avocados also contain high levels of Vitamins B and E which strengthen and protect hair. Salmon is of course rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which have been linked to the promotion of hair growth. Cottage cheese may not be for everyone, but it contains high levels of biotin, Vitamin E and copper which are linked to the prevention of hair loss and the maintenance of healthy hair.

When is Pancake Day?

Pancake Day always falls on Shrove Tuesday, in late February each year. Shrove Tuesday's meaning comes from the word 'shrive', which means absolve. The day's observed by many Christians around the world. 

Way back in 600 AD, Pope Gregory banned Christians from eating any meat and animal products for the period of Lent, so people made pancakes to use up their eggs, milk and butter. The rest, as they say, is history!




You can find out more about nutritional values associated to all foods on the British Nutrition Foundation website. This will help create your perfect pancakes!

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