[NASA Astronauts Mark Kelly (at left) and twin brother Scott Kelly]
The Space Station telomere study looked at identical-twin astronauts, Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly. Mark Kelly stayed back on Earth, while his brother, Scott, was on the Space Station for one year.
Interestingly, Scott’s telomeres unexpectedly became longer in space, although 93 percent of them returned to normal after returning to Earth.
What was the difference? Scott ate a healthier diet and exercised more. Mark, here on Earth, did not eat as well, plus he exercised less.
But it proves that we can build and grow strong, powerful, longer telomeres — no matter what we’re up against.
And let’s face it. Our 37 trillion cells can use some help. And so can our telomeres.
But the good news is that our eating habits, how active we are, and what supplements we take can help us maintain longer, healthier — and younger — telomeres.
Here are some diet hacks that, together with Almased, can help you defy aging: