Fundamentals of Healthy Aging – What about in the Mediterranean?

In those areas where the Mediterranean dietary lifestyle is traditional, the people with the greatest health and longevity eat abundant amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grain breads, beans, nuts, seeds, olives and olive oil, cheeses made from the milks of species other than cows and the occasional glass or two of red wine, a rich source of antioxidant compounds from grapes such as resveratrol, with a meal. Concentrated sugars, processed flour products, eggs, cheeses made from cow’s milk, lean red meats and dairy products are considered rare treats.