Posts tagged "Nutrition"
Excessive use of alcohol has been linked to oxidative stress and inflammation, two mechanisms that accelerate telomere shortening. Telomere’s are components of your DNA that protect the chromosomes from damage (e.g., aging).
When you consume alcohol, the metabolic result is acetaldehyde which is extremely toxic—forming free radicals simultaneously.
I don’t recommend drinking alcohol on a daily or even weekly basis. If you’re engaging in binge-like drinking (2 or more drinks/glasses), you make want to consider taking a product like Life Extensions ‘Anti-Alcohol Antioxidants’
**Always consult with you licensed primary healthcare provider before taking new vitamin/mineral therapies.
The increase in these inflammatory molecules leaves the fat tissue in a state of chronic inflammation. This plays an important role in the development of insulin resistance, an early stage of type 2 diabetes, where the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels using its own insulin.