It isn’t exactly new information that your nutrition can impact your rate of aging to some extent.
For years, we have repeatedly been shown studies that indicate a healthy lifestyle, with a rich diet, moderate exercise, reduced stress and improved quality of life, can result in improved physical and mental health.
However, the research you’ll see this time will surprise you, because not only does it say your nutrition can slow down aging, but can actually turn the clock back and reverse aging.
It is important to explain in advance though that this was a small study, featuring just six women as participants. Therefore, researchers suggest taking these findings with a grain of salt, but it is still worth learning about them.
Healthy eating, sleeping, more physical activity and less stress
The study in question was published in the journal Aging and featured an experiment conducted on six women. This comes after a prior study carried out on three men, which showed promising results.
This current study featured researchers from the American Dietetic Association and the University of Virginia, which aimed to study how a certain menu impacted the rate of aging, and how that is reflected in one’s DNA.
To do this, the researchers formulated an eight-week plan that included better sleep habits, exercise, stress reduction techniques and nutritional guidance.
The participants were also provided with probiotics and other nutrients according to their own nutritional deficiencies while also getting professional dietary support.
How do you calculate “biological” age?
In order to understand the results of the experiment, it is necessary to understand a concept that has fascinated researchers in recent years: Biological age.
Unlike chronological age, which reflects the year you were born