How to slow down early signs of gray hair?

The melanin is the color pigment in your hair follicles. When our bodies stop producing melanin the hair turns gray.

Gray hair is cause by excess hydrogen peroxide in in the hair particles that bleaches the hair.

Catalase is an enzyme found in almost all living organisms. It catalyses hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen and protects organisms from free radicals. As we age catalase declines and is necessary to maintain a balance diet to keep our hair from developing gray strands. Many fruits, vegetables and other food types are rich natural sources of this protein, and can help counteract the deficits that come with age.The highest sources of catalase are: leafy green vegetables, sesame seeds, mushroom, flax seeds and more.

Luckily there are also other dietary sources of glutathione that can help maintain younger looking hair by reducing hydrogen peroxide. The food containing the highest sources are asparagus, beef, fish, poultry, spinach, avocados, asparagus, okra broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, and watercress. Include several of these ingredients in your daily diet such as raw vegetables to get the maximum level of benefits.

Increase intake of vitamin B12 to decrease production of hydrogen peroxide. Great sources of vitamin B12 are clam, beef, liver, salmon, tuna, egg, and yogurt.

Including fruits into your diet might keep hydrogen peroxide at bay. Apples, cherries, berries, lime and bananas.

All of these actions increase glutathione peroxidase and Catalase.

Stay active by exercising to improve overall function of the body.

Avoid smoking, alcohol, exposure to mercury and sun bathing.

6 Best Foods to Eat in this Summer

You know summer’s the perfect time to switch to light clothes, but did you know it’s also the right time to change your diet? During summer you sweat a lot and it may cause health problems such as dehydration, skin sensitivities, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The best solution? Eat local, in-season fruits.

Here are six of the best foods that you can eat to help your skin hydrated all the time during summer:

  1. Watermelon – As its name implies, this fruit is a hydration hero, up to 93% is water and has loads of natural vitamins such as vitamin A and C. Watermelon’s high water content keeps you cool and hydrated. Watermelon also contains lycopene, which protects skin cells from sun damage.
  2. Tomatoes – While tomatoes are filled with antioxidants and Vitamin C, they also contain beneficial phytochemicals such as lycopene, which contribute to chronic diseases—especially cancer.
  3. Blackberries and Raspberries – These berries are great sources of fiber. Raspberries are a food that goes unnoticed a lot—they can be very expensive off-season—but there are a lot of awesome qualities in the powerful little raspberry. They’re very high in vitamin C and have 8 grams of fiber per cup.
  4. Green Tea – Studies have suggested that green tea may be helpful in fighting cancer and heart disease, lowering cholesterol. Green tea can help get rid of toxins in your skin. It is great for healing blemishes, scars, and reducing inflammation.And if sipping a hot drink in a hot month isn’t your cup of…well, tea, try it on ice—the cooler temp doesn’t compromise its nutritional benefits.
  5. Nuts – snacking on handfuls of almonds, cashews, and peanuts to get your fill of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are thought to lower bad cholesterol levels.
  6. Avocados– they have anti-inflammatory effects which prevents inflammation that hardens the artery walls. Avocados help in lower your bad cholesterol.

And the list goes on! If you know any other fruits that are perfect for summer hydration, please share!

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