A recent study on the Mediterranean diet found that it supports a long life by improving the gut microbiome. Everyone in the study was aged 65 and older and saw improvements after following the diet for one year—a relatively short amount of time to see such positive results.
Here’s an overview:
Eating Mediterranean improved the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and decreased age-related inflammation processes.
Many of these beneficial gut bacteria are linked to improved memory and brain function.
The participants had lower production of inflammatory chemicals like C-reactive protein, which in turn can decrease risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer.
The findings were consistent no matter where the people lived, their age, or weight.
At Apeiron Life, we base many of your personalized nutrition recommendations on the Mediterranean diet: lots of fruits and vegetables, whole-food starches, healthy unsaturated fats, and lean proteins like fish.