Carrots and Kiwi for Grey Hair

grey hair

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 [1]

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 [2]

Why is this relevant?

Grey hair appears because of falling levels of catalase, which leaves surplus hydrogen peroxide behind [1]

So, here is the important bit:

Catalase (an antioxidant) is found in many foods, but especially in fruit and vegetables

And:

Catalase is denatured (inactivated) at temperatures over 40°

Which means:

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 🙂

3 thoughts on “Carrots and Kiwi for Grey Hair

  1. Any luck? I am struggling myself I have been doing some research and I found out that the intake of Vit B12 & 6, Wheatgrass, Molasses Onion Juice (put on scalp) helps. I have been taking the vitamins, no change as yet.

    • I only managed to eat a decent amount of raw food for about 3 months. Since then my diet has been up and down with the rollercoaster that has been life… my grey strands are staying constant (I think), but I really want to find a way to make them disappear without dyeing my hair!

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