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Can the Mediterranean Diet slow aging?

By HERWriter Blogger December 4, 2014 - 2:49pm
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I read that a recent study found the Mediterranean Diet can make you live longer. I've always heard that the Mediterranean Diet is an overall great option for your health, but this gives me even more reason to want to follow the Mediterranean Diet. How can the Mediterranean Diet make you live longer? Can you provide more details on the study?

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Hi Erin,

Thanks for your post! 

The Mediterranean Diet is indeed a very healthy option! 

Not only that but it gives a person good skin and nice glossy hair! 

There isn't one particular thing about this diet that makes it so special, it's the combination of everything. 

The Mediterranean region includes Southern Italy, Greece and all it's islands,Spain, Turkey, France, Morocco and many other countries in Southern Europe and North Africa that enjoy coastal living and a diet with plenty of fish and oils like fish oil, olive oil and nut oils. 

It's also rich in salad foods, hummus and a high concentration of vegetables and Mediterranean fruits like citrus fruits, apricots and grapes as well as being very rich in nuts that contain all the good fats and none of the bad. Nut oils are also healthy. 

The combination helps to keep cells healthy, rejuvenated and also preserve the life and quality of the body's cells. These cell properties are called " telomeres". 

Scientists believe a full year or longer can be added to a person's life but that is less important, in my opinion, that how a diet like this can improve the quality of life we have tremendously, due to the lack of processed foods in the diet, healthy oils and a "live" diet. 

So enjoy this delicious diet and know you're doing your body good, as well as your taste buds. 

More more information, check out our expert article diet here: 


I hope this helps! 



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