A Diet to Live Longer?
Maybe! According to research being done at Harvard University, the “Mediterranean diet” has received even more accolades. Having already been linked to a decreased risk of chronic disease and cancer, this diet is now being associated with longer “telomeres,” – biomarkers of aging.
Telomere-shortening is linked to shorter lives. Shortening is accelerated by stress and inflammation, and the Mediterranean diet has been proven to reduce inflammation, thus possibly lengthening telomeres.
Although all healthy eating helped lengthen telomeres, the Mediterranean diet showed the best results. It is a simple diet based off of healthy oils, fish, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Considering it tastes good as well, why not give it a shot?