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!