Dr Al Sears cites a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found people taking multivitamins had 5.1% longer telomeres. For those who don’t know, telomeres are like a cell clock counting down to ageing. This equates to 10 years younger biologically.
Apparently only 4% of Americans get the minimum RDA of essential vitamins and minerals, let alone anything approaching optimal.
Eating junk food/empty calories also requires more nutrients to detoxify them. For instance, drinking colas often sucks out additional calcium from our bones to buffer the acid created.
So while we might think we are eating a healthy diet, most of us aren’t going to meet nutritional requirements to protect our telomeres.
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Al Sears, MD Natural Health Newsletter