Can you see my grey hairs?
I’ve gotten a few extra every year for the last 5 years. I found my first one just before I got married in 2008.
Call me paranoid, but I think the speed of their appearance has picked up in the last year or two.
I hate them – I think they make me look so old!
So I decided to do some research today, because as you know I believe that pretty much everything can be cured by what we eat, right?
And here’s what I found out. It is very interesting!
The cause of grey hair is a build-up of hydrogen peroxide in our hair follicles 
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural by-product of cellular respiration, which you can’t change, but:
Hydrogen peroxide is broken down into harmless water and oxygen by the enzyme catalase 
Why is this relevant?
Grey hair appears because of falling levels of catalase, which leaves surplus hydrogen peroxide behind 
So, here is the important bit:
Catalase (an antioxidant) is found in many foods, but especially in fruit and vegetables
Catalase is denatured (inactivated) at temperatures over 40°
Cooked sources of catalase (like potatoes or beef liver) aren’t going to help as much as raw sources
And what’s high in catalase that you can eat raw?
Carrots, avocado, red pepper and mushrooms
Kiwi fruit, watermelon and pineapple
Guess what I’m going to be adding to my daily raw food intake?
If it makes any difference at all, I’ll post an update. Hair grows slowly, so it might be a while before I can comment on this again 🙂