It is nice to see that a diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, may also help delay the aging process in some cases.
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2013
Bellucci Premium, producer of the finest extra virgin olive oils, comments on an article that shows how a diet rich in vegetables combined with stress relieving activities, such as yoga, can help slow the aging process.
According to an article published by Bloomberg on September 16th titled “Veggie-Heavy Stress Reduction Regimen Shown to Modify Cell Aging,” the key to aging gracefully is not in what many feel are cosmetics and medications, but in a good diet.
The article detailed a study published in the Lancet medical journal that shows the correlation between the aging process, and eating a healthy diet and exercising. It was found that factors “increased the length of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes linked to aging.” The results were based on the five-year study of 35 men.
The study was led by Dean Ornish, founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, with help from Elizabeth Blackburn, a Nobel Prize winner. Ornish was inspired by Blackburn’s work, which showed how negative factors such as emotional stress made the telomeres shorter, according to the article. Ornish was curious to see if positive factors made them longer.
Of the 35 men who participated in the study, 25 of them were used as a control group and the others went through a diet change that encouraged “whole foods, plant-based regimen of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, with few refined carbohydrates,” says the article. The experimental group was also required to perform light exercise six days a week.
The results concluded that a healthy diet rich in unprocessed foods, vegetables and fruits helped lead to longer telomeres, which in turn helps slow the aging process. “Telomere length increased among the men in the lifestyle intervention group and decreased in the control group. As telomeres become shorter, cells age and die more quickly,” reported the article.
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says that the olive oil rich Mediterranean diet can help individuals achieve a healthier lifestyle. “The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating unprocessed foods,” she says. “This type of diet fits into the parameters of the diets of the experimental group in Dean Ornish’s research. It is nice to see that a diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, may also help delay the aging process in some cases.”
Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.