5 unexpected foods that can ward off the dreaded grey hairs

  • While it can be quite expensive to spend much on hair dye just to hide or get rid of the white hairs, there are foods that we can just add in our diet to maintain our hair color.
  • Walnuts are recommended due to their copper content, which is important in melanin production.
  • Consuming prawns is essential too because they are rich in zinc which maintains the hair color and also Omega 3 which keeps the hair strong.

While grey hair is entirely natural and can sometimes look really good on people, most still do everything to banish it, spending so much on hair dye. But there are cheaper and easier ways to ward off grey hair. 

Here are five foods that can prevent white hair.

1. Walnuts

 Therapist and ‘You Can Be Younger’ author, Marisa Peer recommends eating walnuts for they are rich in copper which is essential in melanin production and melanin that gives hairs its pigment.

2. Prawns

High levels of zinc are vital in keeping color in your hair, according to experts. This means, adding zinc-rich foods like prawns, other shellfish, seeds and cheese to your diet.

3. More prawns

Not only is Omega 3 found in prawns beneficial for your heart, it also keeps your hair strong. You can find good sources from fish and seeds (again), along with green leafy vegetables.

4. Chicken

Aside from an array of health problems including fatigue and shortness of breath from low Vitamin B12 consumption, it can also cause dry, thinning hair and prematurely gray hair. So maintain your levels and hair color by eating lots of poultry, eggs, cheese, milk and seafood.

Trichologist Sara Allison says, “Some studies have shown that taking large doses of certain B vitamins (B6, B12, folic acid) have begun to reverse the process of greying in 3 months. The hairs revert to white when the vitamins are stopped.”

5. Broccoli

While folic acid is usually related to pregnant women, it is also connected to better hair health. Low levels of it can lead to premature greying. So get lots of stocks of lots of broccoli, asparagus, beans, peas and lentils.

The Don’ts:

Don’t eat refined sugar

While eating refined sugar makes you sick, it also speeds up the aging process and quickly turns your hair greyer.

Don’t smoke

Like refined sugar, it’s bad for everything else as well as for the aging process.  Previous Chicago research found a direct association between smoking and going grey before 30.

And don’t forget to get some sunshine

Since hair follicles have Vitamin D in them, Allison suggests getting sunshine for 20 minutes on bare skin daily to boost Vitamin D levels.

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