A Mediterranean, Plant-Based Diet is a Prescription for Healthy Aging


As registered dietitian nutritionists, we’re big fans of the Mediterranean diet, and it is abundantly clear to us why a Mediterranean lifestyle is touted as a plan for healthy aging[i]. As a plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, olive oil, and moderate wine consumption, it has been shown to help keep our minds sharp as we age[ii], and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke[iii]. Even more, a Mediterranean lifestyle also emphasizes how we live and eat, preferably being physically active each day and enjoying the company and community of family and friends[iii]. While we can’t all pack up and move the Mediterranean coast, here are eight tips to apply the Mediterranean lifestyle to your own life, wherever you live.
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