Monday, 13 November 2017

Can Mediterranean Foods Increase Your Longevity?

Ever since I have come across the book “A Book of Mediterranean Food” written by Elizabeth David, I have developed an interest in the Mediterranean diet. The book beautifully describes the diets followed by the people of the Mediterranean regions like Greece, Italy, and France.

The Mediterranean dishes are widely gaining popularity for not only their palatability but loads of health benefits too. Many popular restaurants are adapting these cuisines in their menus to offer a richer and fulfilling experience to their guests.

A group of researchers investigated an Italian village, Acciaroli in the Mediterranean region. It was found that one out of every ten residents of those villages is aged above hundred.

This reason for their longevity is none other than the fact that their meal consists of domestic rabbits, chicken, home-grown fruits, vegetables and olive oil.
Mediterranean Foods Increase Your Longevity

Loads of Anti-Oxidants

It is a well- known fact that peoples of the Mediterranean region live a longer and healthier. Their climate encourages the growth of fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants fight free radicals that damage our cells, thus reducing inflammations that are linked to so many chronic diseases such as cancer.