Eating Healthy Foods Reduces Impact of Aging


A Mediterranean dietary pattern is characterized by a high intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and unrefined grains; a high intake of olive oil and low intake of saturated fat; and a low to moderate amount of animal food. This type of dietary is now associated with longer telomere length--a biomarker for aging. The greater the adherence to this type of eating the longer the telomeres.

PositiveTip: A healthy diet may reduce the effects of aging!