Telomeres are the caps at the ends of our chromosomes that protect the DNA code of the genome. Telomeres shorten each time a cell divides and at a certain point when they reach a critical length, the cell can no longer divide and will die.
This is the human aging process and scientists are working on techniques to lengthen telomeres as a means of delaying the process, but there are things you can do to protect telomeres from shortening prematurely, such as eating a diet rich in antioxidants.
Cayenne pepper is antioxidant rich. Just saying…
My morning drink is a small can of V8 mixed with one teaspoon each of:
• Cayenne pepper (the hottest I can buy)
• Turmeric root (from the curcuma longa plant)
• Hawthorn berry (ground up in the coffee grinder)
It’s delicious! (Ok, maybe not…)