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What Makes Your Hair Turn Grey?

Update Date: Jan 21, 2016 09:55 AM EST

What makes your hair turn grey quickly? Scientists point to three factors.

Firstly, you might be deficient in vitamin B12, according to a study published in the National Institutes of Health. This vitamin is vital to help the body's nerve functions and build healthy, red blood cells.

So consume foods like clams, oysters, chicken or salmon, according to the U.S. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Secondly, you might be smoking, which might lead to premature grey hair, according to a study in the British Medical Journal, explains HNGN. The toxins in the cigarette tend to rob the body of nutrients such as vitamin B12, and also, lead to quick aging as well as the development of arterial diseases. So just stop smoking---and do it fast!

Thirdly, stress is an important factor that leads to quick graying of hair. The body's cells get damaged by stress and various agents that include aging, chemicals, ultraviolet light and even radiation.

While a lot of this is inescapable, you can definitely slow down your graying hair if you cut down on the hair dye and go out of the home at more pleasant times of the day. Also, keep in mind that you need to diet and improve your immune system carefully, to keep illness away.

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