Telomere fountain of youth

Did you know Telomere represents our biological age

This interesting name comes from Greek telos (end) and meros (part) and is the end caps of DNA strands that protect our chromosomes.  Telomere is a protein that protects the DNA information in the body. Our cells regenerate themselves constantly throughout our lives but telomeres get shorter each time a cell copies itself. When telomeres are too short it will cause premature cellular aging. When our bodies don’t have enough healthy cells to replace collagen or pigment it will show drastic signs of aging in our skin and hair.

Physical activity Cardio and interval training exercises promote regeneration of telomeres.

Good diet – the Omega 3s are fatty acids your body needs the most EPA and DHA. It helps lower inflammation that makes cells divide faster. Supplements with marine protein and collagen can keeps us younger.

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods such as spinach, asparagus, brussels sprouts, lentils and beans. This vitamin helps reduce inflammation and delays telomere shortening.

Vitamin D helps maintain telomere length. Vitamin D rich foods are salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, eggs, yogurt, and mushrooms.

Good sleep inflammation and oxidative stress can cause lack of sleep and will shorten your telomeres. A better sleep habit will improve your continuous sleep thru the night.

Relief stress –try to find a healthy way to deal with stress and don’t take things so extreme. There are many yoga styles that helps you meditate to reduce chronic stress.

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