Women who stuck to a Mediterranean-style diet at midlife were keeping good health even after the age of 70, a recent study has revealed.
Researchers surveyed 10,670 women in the Nurses Health Study who were in their late 50s and early 60s. They were asked about their diet and fifteen years later the same women were interviewed about their health.
Mediterranean diets were found to be healthy because they contain chicken, fish, fruits, beans, salads and wine.
There was more focus on plant foods, whole grains, and fish with reduced intake of red and processed meats.
The study also underlined the benefits of following a healthy diet which can boost the quality of aging.