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A Clinically Validated Eating Strategy to Decelerate Aging

https://greenmedinfo.com/blog/clinically-validated-eating-strategy-decelerate-aging Feel like you’re getting older faster than you’d like? What if you could tap your foot on the biological brakes to buy yourself over half a year more youthfulness in the next year and a half? A pioneering 2023 randomized controlled trial published in BMC Medicine titled, " The effect of polyphenols on DNA methylation-assessed biological age attenuation, " examined the effects of three different 18-month dietary interventions on biological aging in 256 adults with obesity or dyslipidemia [1]. Biological aging was assessed using DNA methylation clock methods measuring gene activity from blood samples.    The study compared subjects randomly assigned to: Healthy dietary guidelines. A Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes and red wine.  A polyphenol-rich calorie-restricted "Green-MED" pattern with added green tea, Mankai duckweed plant shake and walnuts while limiting meat. The key findings related to nutritional modulation of biological longevity were [1] 1. Overall across groups, greater adherence to the 9-item Green-MED dietary score assessing higher intake of green tea, Mankai shake, walnuts, fruits/veggies and lower meat was associated with attenuated age-related DNA methylation changes over the 18-month trial [1].  2. Those dietary score increases tied specifically to higher green tea and Mankai shake consumption correlated with slowed methylation aging. This supports polyphenol-rich foods may impede aging through epigenetic and enzymatic mechanisms [2].    3. Among men over 50 years old, following the Green-MED diet yielded substantially lower rises in biological age versus other groups. This subgroup seemed to derive exceptional longevity benefits from the polyphenol-rich Med-style diet [1].  4. On average, adherents of either MED intervention exhibited an approximate 0.7 year slower pace of biological aging over 18 months than model-based predictions [1].   In summary, this well-controlled human trial provides seminal evidence that adherence to polyphenol -rich plant-centered Mediterranean-type diets replete in green tea, Mankai greens and walnuts may slow intrinsic rates of aging, whereas standard healthy diets do not [1]. The effects appeared greatest for men over 50.   Here are 5 simple tips cultivated from the "Green-MED" trial to implement now to sustain vibrancy tomorrow:   The delicious polyphenol -rich additions above combined with mostly whole food-based eating pack an anti-aging punch lending you more healthy, vibrant years ahead. These simple yet science-backed steps can amazingly buy you over half a year more youthfulness while you nourish your body in alignment with nature's patterns!   For more information on the powerful health benefits of polyphenols, visit our database on the subject .     For strategies on how to mitigate premature aging, visit our database on the subject .     To learn more about the power of the Mediterranean diet, studied for benefiting over 100 conditions, visit our database on the subject here .     For more information on the theory and practice of longevity, read the international best-selling book  REGENERATE: Unlocking Your Body's Radical Resilience with the New Biology  or take our incredibly popular REGENERATE YOURSELF Masterclass , experienced by over 250,000 participants since its inception in 2021.    ________________________________________   REFERENCES [1] Yaskolka Meir et al. BMC Medicine 2023, 21:364.   [2] Luo et al. Antioxidants 2021, 10, 283.

A Clinically Validated Eating Strategy to Decelerate Aging
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