New research suggests that Mediterranean diet might be the best option to fight aging.
For years now, researchers have engaged in the quest to find that perfect diet that slows down aging and keeps a human body looking young and healthy; we are what we eat!
A latest study has now discovered that sticking to a Mediterranean diet could not only be the key to anti aging, but also help to have a longer life.
A quintessential Mediterranean diet consists of foods that are not processed and very connected to natural produce. Fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, whole grains, beans olive oil and more than often it includes a glass of red wine.
Researchers suggest that the above food items are completely devoid of the industralised chain of processing that most diets across the world – especially American food – go through.
The science behind aging entails damage of healthy cells by anti-oxidants that cause the body to age, however, the study’s findings reveal that a Mediterranean diet contains elements that shield a person’s DNA from damage causing cells.
The study was published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) and was conducted by researchers in Brigham and the Women’s Hospital in Boston. Around 4, 600 women participated in a Nurses’ Health Study.
It was found that women who stuck to a Mediterranean diet had longer telomeres, which protect the DNA from any kind of damage.