Here's some news from a new study which affects all of us, especially women.

The world-renowned, Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, has released a 25-year study as part of a larger women's health study, looking at 25,000 women over the quarter century span.

We all want to prolong life as long as possible, and go to great lengths to look and feel young. But with this new information, it's actually easier than you think.

The key here is what we eat.

According to the Harvard Gazette, following this diet can reduce biological changes that happen as we age.

This long-term study found that women who closely followed the Mediterranean diet had a 23% lower mortality risk.   Imagine prolonging your life by nearly 25%.  That is big news.

The study goes on to say this reduction in mortality includes the two greatest risks for all people globally: cancer and cardiovascular deaths.

What is the Mediterranean Diet? The study supports a diet that's... in plants (nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes). The main fat is olive oil, usually extra-virgin. The regimen includes moderate intake of fish, poultry, dairy, eggs, and alcohol, and rare consumption of meats, sweets, and processed foods.

Basically, ditch the sugars, processed foods, and have moderate alcohol and dairy consumption.  It sounds easy, but is quite challenging for many Americans who crave fast food, sugar-laden concoctions, and other processed foods.

Even moderate changes can help in the fight against metabolic diseases.  So put down the fries and add a baked potato.  Make better dietary choices for a longer life.

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