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Eat the mediterranean way, you'll live longer!


Posted by Misia

Eat the Mediterranean way, you'll live healthier and longer, scientists say. Recent research shows that not only genes may largely determine a person's longevity but also following a healthy diet may add years to people's life-span. In particular, eating a mediterranean-style diet, high in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, olive oil and fish and low in red meats and dairy, may increase your chances to live a longer life.
In a recent study, scientists at the Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain found that people who followed a Mediterranean diet tended to have a longer lifespan and they were 10 to 20 percent less likely to die of heart disease, cancer or any other cause.
The research showed that a strict adherence to the dietary principles of a Mediterranean diet may help bone metabolism, rheumatoid arthritis and neurodegenerative age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

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Find out more about the study by going to:

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Diet/genes_help_centenarians_03071

Here's also a good website to discover more about the Mediterranean diet, its health benefits and most common recipes and get a personalized eating plan, based on your nutritional needs and provided by a team of nutritionists from the SISA (Italian Association of Food Science).

http://www.italiandiet.com

 

 
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