Infection and inflammation can have harmful effects on the human body, especially inflammation, which can lead to a shorter lifespan and even take a toll on your physical appearance while accelerating the aging process. Recent studies have even shown that infection and inflammation can lead to the shortening of telomeres, which are the portions of your DNA that are directly responsible for aging.
Long-term stress and inflammation can increase and speed up the rate of cell damage, which is why those who suffer from diseases such as gum disease are often prone to developing cancers and other types of infections later on in life. Cell damage eventually leads to shortened telomeres, so it’s important to take steps as early on in life as possible to prevent and treat inflammation.
From a nutritional standpoint, the best supplements for fighting and warding off inflammation while also supporting telomere health are vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.
Vitamin D plays a vital role in the fight against infection and has the ability to control and manage existing inflammation. When a person lacks vitamin D, the immune system can become overheated, generate an excessive amount of harmful free radicals, and damage telomeres as a result.
A study conducted on the association between vitamin D and inflammation found that those with the highest amounts of vitamin D in their systems generally had longer telomeres and lived an average of 5 years longer than those with very little vitamin D intake. A separate study found that adults who took 2,000 IU of vitamin D per day were able to boost the telomerase enzymes in their body, which led to the rejuvenation and regrowth of telomeres.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to produce certain compounds that resolve inflammation and preserve telomeres. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, cod, tuna, eggs, strawberries, and broccoli, to name a few.
Previous studies conducted on the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids show that those with the highest intake of omega-3 have longer telomeres than those with low omega-3 intake. Omega-3 fatty acids may also have the ability to boost cognition in those who struggle with brain and mental health problems.
The best way to ensure quality, lasting health is to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids, and other types of foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Nutrition is vital to the aging process, and can help fight off infection, inflammation, and other factors that can lead to damaged and shortened telomeres.
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