The problem with aging, and seeing evidence of the aging process, such as unwanted gray hair, is what we see on the outside generally depicts what is going on inside your body. With gray hair, unfortunately, it is caused by a deficiency, and that deficiency is not only causing gray hair, but it will also cause a lot more havoc if you don’t do something about it.

Sage Tea

In my video, I talk about sage tea. After consuming an entire box of sage tea, with 24 tea bags so just under 30 days, it made a difference in my hair. I did not see it right away, but when my roots grew out, my natural color was coming in to the point that there was more dark hair than there was gray. My husband pointed out (or estimated) there was now one gray hair to about 20 dark hair strands, which is very interesting after only drinking sage tea for less than 30 days.

Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Tea

Sage tea does not taste great, so I drink it with Good Earth “Sweet and Spicy” tea, which is naturally sweet – without adding sugar. I love this tea and have been drinking it for about 30 years, whether hot or cold. I like to make it in advance and keep it in my refrigerator for my guests, as it’s always a treat because most people have never had it before. You can find it just about anywhere, but Walmart is the cheapest whether you buy it online or at the local store. Most grocery and health food stores charge you $3.99 for this tea, but Walmart has it priced at $2.48. Sage tea is about $5.00 per box.

Benefits of Sage Tea

There are more benefits to sage tea than restoring your natural hair color. It has a lot of benefits for your body, including preventing memory loss and improving your memory. It is known to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It is an anti-inflammatory, which helps just about every function in your body, and helps type 2 diabetes by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides. It helps excessive sweating, painful periods and treats asthma.

Copper Deficiencies Cause You to Age Rapidly

The bottomline to gray hair is a copper deficiency. The problem with this is it has a domino affect, and also causes wrinkles, sagging skin, circles under the eyes, sagging eye lids, and even ruptured brain aneurysms…. which by far is the most important reason why you should supplement every meal with a balance of copper and zinc.

Food with Copper and Zinc – Naturally:

You will have a greater risk at copper/zinc deficiencies if you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet or have a malabsorption syndrome, such as celiac disease. In most cases, dietary sources (getting it from food) is healthier than taking supplements, but if you are not getting enough, you need to supplement to prevent the risk of an aneurysm.

Background and Importance

Women need 8 milligrams per day of zinc to 900 micrograms per day of copper.

Adult men need 11 milligrams per day of zinc to 900 micrograms per day of copper.

Copper and zinc promote antioxidant reactions, and helps your body metabolize other necessary nutrients. Zinc may help treat the common cold, but adequate copper intake will help prevent osteoporosis, or low bone mineral density.  You need a balance of these two nutrients in order for them to work together synergistically.

Many foods provide copper and zinc.

Seafood

Many kinds of fish and shellfish are rich in copper and zinc. A medium oyster provides 76.3 milligrams of zinc and 670 micrograms of copper. A 3-ounce serving of crab provides 4.7 milligrams of zinc and 585 micrograms of copper. Shrimp and crab are also good sources of both. Fish such as salmon, catfish, orange roughy and tuna provide copper and zinc. Seafood also is a source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Meat and Dairy Products

A 3-ounce serving of cooked beef liver contains 4.5 milligrams of zinc and 12,049 micrograms of copper. Beef, chicken and turkey are also good sources of both of these minerals. Meat and poultry provide iron, too. Cow’s milk, cheese and yogurt provide zinc but not copper, according to the Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center. Infants who drink formula made with cow’s milk are at risk for zinc deficiency.

Plant-Based Sources

A vegan, or strict vegetarian, diet excludes all animal foods, such as meat, eggs and dairy products. Nuts and peanuts provide copper and zinc. An ounce of almonds supplies 1 milligram of zinc and 333 micrograms of copper, and an ounce of cashew nuts provides 1.6 milligrams of zinc and 629 micrograms of copper. Legumes, or beans, peas and lentils, are good sources. A cup of lentils provides 2.5 milligrams of zinc and 249 micrograms of copper.