“Hair today!”

Spoiler alert!  Those of you approaching the last section of your life, that would be old age, might have to deal with an issue that’s sometimes only whispered about – thinning hair.  Also known as balding or, “Do I look cute in this hat?”  Gender will not save you, except maybe for that cute hat thing.


But there is help.  People dealing with dry scalp and a head full of dandruff, do have beauty issues.  Think about it.  A solution?  This dry hair/dandruff issue could be, but isn’t always, a zinc deficiency.  No, you don’t have to purchase a zinc supplement.  You can address this problem if you simply eat plenty of seafood, eggs, liver, nuts, and lentils.

Good news for you budget shoppers.  Lentils, which are inexpensive (see: cheap) contain more protein, ounce for ounce, than beef.  The last pound of organic lentils set me back a mere $3 and are enough for a half dozen meals.


Yes!  They come in colors!

Also, a full cup of cooked lentils contains 230 calories versus 305 calories for a cup of cooked ground beef.  If you’ve dealt with lentils you’ll know that a cup of cooked lentils can be described as a substantial food. Also, lentils are a great addition to soup, which is a wonderful place to get a few more carrots into your diet.

We’re back to the carrots.  Carrots help with the dull hair problem.  Yes, the same foods that assist with better night vision are the helpers for dull hair.  Say it with me!  I need more carrots and green leafy vegetables and dried apricots!  We’re all learning together!

Loveya – The Grandma




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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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