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…)

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  1. Goji berries are anti-oxidants too. Grab a bag of them dried ones and munch on them while doing what you do. Those and big juicy blueberries. Yum.

  2. Never heard of them, but they sound interesting. I’ll get some… As far as blueberries go, this is wild huckleberry country. Maybe that’s why people live a long time here?

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