In case you missed our last blog post, telomeres are the “protective tips” or “caps” at the ends of each strand of DNA. When you prevent your telomeres from getting shorter, or make them longer, you program your body to create younger cells.
There are a few things that can accelerate telomere shortening. Avoiding all of the following can help protect against accelerated telomere shortening.
- Poor Nutrition
Many of the things we already associate with a healthy lifestyle can also work to slow down telomere shortening. Here is a list of protective measures:
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Vitamin D3
- Don’t Smoke
- Maintain a Healthy Weight
- Reduce stress and pessimism, Be Happy!
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