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Last updated April 22,2017, originally published September 27, 2008

By Susan Callahan, Health Editor


Ever wonder why you're grayer than your Mom was at your
age?

Could be, according to new studies, that she ate a healthier diet.
Or that, overall, she lead
a less stressful life than you do.

We can't often immediately change the kinds of "built-in" stress
that turns our hair white --jobs, bad work/life balance, kids,
spouses. But we can change our diets.

On the CBS Early Show, Dietician Keri Glassman , reported that
foods rich in protein and B12 can make your hair stronger.
Moreover, foods  rich in vitamins B5 and B6 may help you retain
your natural hair color and prevent graying.

What foods contain B-5, B-6 and B-12? Think breakfast foods --
eggs and whole grain cereal or  toast.  Here is a list of other
foods that can keep you from turning gray.

B-5
(pantothenic acid)

Foods rich in Vitamin B5  include eggs, beef, whole grains,
legumes, mushrooms, and vegetables.

B-6
(pyridoxine)

W
hole grains, bananas, fish, poultry, avocados, green beans,
and spinach.

B-12 (cobalamin)

Fish, milk, eggs, meat, poultry and liver and some fortified
breakfast cereals.

Sunflower seeds can also help. According to new research,
sunflower seeds contain a compound which keeps the melanin
levels in your hair high. Eating just a half a handful of sunflower
seeds a day could mean less snow in your forest up top.

The Power of Zinc

According to several research reports, zinc plays a key role in
maintaining the health of pigment cells. Pigment cells are
responsible for maintaining the color of your hair.  When you
get older pigment cells start to die, which is why your hair turns
gray. Scientists don't understand exactly what signals the body
to start the process of pigment cell death but some reports
suggest that inadequate zinc plays a role.

Oysters are one of the only foods rich in zinc. You might try
supplements to boost your zinc levels if you feel you are not
getting adequate zinc from your diet.


Foods Rich in Catalase

In 2009, scientists from the University of Bradford in the UK
discovered the chemical mechanisms inside your body that turn
hair gray. Hair turns gray because of the build-up of hydrogen
peroxide -- the same compound that bottle blonds use to bleach
hair --- at the roots of your hair. When you are younger, your
body produces a compound called "catalase" that neutralizes the
hydrogen peroxide. But as you grow older, you produce less
catalase.

Certain foods are rich in catalase and eating them helps to
prevent gray hair. Cucumbers are one such food. Here is the list
of the Top 10
foods rich in catalase.










































































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