When you think about hair and skin health, food might not be one of the first things that comes to mind. But it should be! Especially if we’re talking superfoods. Although they are generally great for your whole mind and body, superfoods have specific qualities that make them awesome for hair growth, skin health, and other more targeted concerns. Take fatty fish, like salmon, which offers omegas and antioxidants that support hair growth and even reduce hair loss. Or avocados, with vitamin E that prevents oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals. But you might not want to eat plain salmon and avocado. So, we’re sharing our five favorite superfood fall recipes. Let’s get cooking …
1. Twelve Superfoods Salad
First up on our list is one of the superfood fall recipes we think you’ll have on repeat! As its name would suggest, this fresh dish by Averie Sunshine is packed full of fantastic superfoods. With kale, red grapes, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and more, it will prove filling. Plus, the ingredients feel like a rich harvest—totally the vibe for a fall meal.
We especially appreciate the walnuts here as they are great for hair health. Calcium, protein, fatty acids, antioxidants, antibiotics—you name it, walnuts bring it. They are believed to assist with everything from dandruff to hair loss to shine.
2. Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup
In a turn of serendipitously perfect events, we have this to share: pumpkin is a superfood! That’s right, your PSL is totally approved (after all, it does have real pumpkin)! But even better, consider this delectable soup by Cookie + Kate.
With potassium and zinc, the latter of which is loved for its collagen-encouraging properties, it makes for a hair-healthy superfood. (Hence why we included pumpkin seed oil in our DeeplyRooted supplement.) We think this superfood fall recipe would be perfect for some entertaining.
3. Moroccan Chickpea-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Have you ever heard of Blue Zones? The term was coined by Dan Buettner when he realized that certain special regions were home to people who lived significantly longer, on average, than those elsewhere.
And guess what is a common food in Blue Zones? Various types of squash! That’s why this stuffed version by Punchfork made it to the top of our list of superfood fall recipes. The chickpeas, too, are a great source of nutrients. In fact, Cleveland Clinic deemed them “brimming with vitamins and minerals.”
4. Green Tea Nokcha Cake
There is a reason every “that girl” on your social media feed is throwing back matcha. We here at Hush & Hush, too, see the power of green tea. Our ShieldUp supplement features organic matcha leaf extract, which helps to defend against sickness. And, our TimeCapsule and DeeplyRooted formulas both feature the anti-inflammatory antioxidant green tea leaf extract.
All of that being said, you can see why we think this yummy dessert by The Spruce Eats makes for an awesome pick among superfood fall recipes! It also plays with the uniqueness factor. What better for a little something fun after a fall dinner?
5. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears and Pistachios
Okay, talk about yum. With vitamin C to boost immunity and help maintain skin health, plus cancer-fighting glucosinolates, brussel sprouts are sometimes called the most powerful cold-weather superfood. Enter, this yummy dish from National Institute for Fitness and Sport. Combined with olive oil, salt, pepper, pear, pistachios, and lemon, this favorite of superfood fall recipes promises to be warm and wonderful.
The Supplement Factor
Now that we’ve shared five of our favorite superfood fall recipes, you might be wondering about supplements. We mentioned so many vitamins and minerals, plus gave our own formulas a shout-out. So, let’s talk diet meets supplements.
You should always strive to incorporate foods with ample vitamins and minerals into your daily routine. However, our modern diets do make it difficult to get everything we need from food. Our soil is less nutrient-dense than it has been in previous decades. Researcher Donald Davis and his team at University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry published a study on the topic. Davis explained to Scientific American, “Efforts to breed new varieties of crops that provide greater yield, pest resistance and climate adaptability have allowed crops to grow bigger and more rapidly, but their ability to manufacture or uptake nutrients has not kept pace with their rapid growth.”
Not to mention, we’re on the go so much that even prioritizing those good foods in the first place can be easier said than done. The solution is to eat as many healthy foods as possible, but also incorporate a supplement regimen into your routine.
When you combine some of these superfood fall recipes with a thoughtful suite of supplements, we think you’re in for a fun, festive, and wellness-imbued season.