According to scientists, melanins are essential catalysts of biochemical processes in the human body. In addition, they take an active part in liquidation of consequences of stress.
Melanin is formed in the body due to the interaction of two amino acids: tryptophan and tyrosine. Therefore, if there is a need to intensify the production of this pigment, it is better to eat those foods that contribute to this process.
We must strive to ensure that your diet is balanced. The body requires a certain daily amount of protein, fats and carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in diverse and, importantly, multi-colored vegetables and fruits.
Sources of tyrosine are foods of animal origin: meat, fish, liver. But this does not mean that no tyrosine in plant foods. Almonds, avocado, beans contain this amino acid in sufficient quantity. Tryptophan is less common, for example, he is in brown rice and dates. The combination of both acids in bananas and peanuts.
Production of melanin is impossible without the participation of vitamins A, B10, C, E, carotene. They are contained in cereals, grains, bread. Carotene in most orange fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, carrot juice, apricots, peaches, pumpkin, melons. To stimulate the formation of melanin can be used with legumes, e.g., soybeans. Melanin is produced most actively under the influence of sunlight, therefore should be more likely to walk in those moments, when the sky the sun is shining.
However, there are products that contain substances that hinder the production of melanin. These include: smoked products, pickles and marinades, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, vitamin C.