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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Can These 6 Foods Really Cause Gray Hair?

We've often been told that "we are what we eat," which means what we eat will affect our bodies and overall health. But can foods really cause your hair to turn gray? Seems far fetched, but read on.

Foods that will make your hair turn gray

The truth is that gray hair occurs, in part, when the body starts producing less melanin. When and how much melanin the body produces is determined by genetics. But it is also true that vitamin deficiencies, like vitamin B-12, or problems with your pituitary or thyroid gland can cause premature graying. It would seem to make sense, therefore, that eating healthy would help prevent premature graying of hair.

Likewise, eating unhealthy, could increase your chances of premature graying. This includes foods like:

  • Sugar
  • Excessive salt
  • Artificial colors and sweeteners
  • Soft drinks
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Enriched, bleached white flour

All these foods have little to no nutritional value. They are not only bad for overall health, they may also cause your hair to turn gray before it's time. Foods that are loaded with sugar, salt, artificial colors and sweeteners, preservatives and chemicals are likely to play a part in causing your hair, as well as your body, to fail to reach it's potential and age.

There is nothing wrong with gray hair, mind you. Women often look beautiful in gray hair. But most women want to forego their gray locks as long as possible. The key is to eat healthy.

Healthy diet = healthy hair

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