Six women reversed their aging by 4 years through healthy diet – study

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.

Can our biological sands of time be reversed, rejuvenating us from aging? (Illustrative) (credit: PIXABAY)

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

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The eight-week diet that could make you up to 11 years younger – study

The path to longevity is precarious, with the threat of serious chronic diseases lurking at every corner.

While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy ageing, a study, published in the journal Aging, proposes a lifestyle regimen that could reverse your biological age in as little as eight weeks.

Based on simple tweaks to diet, exercise and sleep, the regimen could wind back the clock by as much as 11 years.

What’s more, the dietary pattern still makes room for meat, which is often left out or kept to a minimum in many longevity diets.

Looking at six healthy women who were on average 58 years old, the research team from the University of Virginia instructed the participants to follow a diet including plenty of leafy greens, seeds and three servings of liver.

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The women were also asked to exercise for 30 minutes five days a week, sleep for at least seven hours a night and do two ten-minute breathing exercises per day.

The findings showed that these interventions reduced their biological age by nearly five years on average.

However, one participant’s biological age fell by a whopping 11 years during the study.

Dr Kara Fitzgerald, the lead author, said: “This case series of women participants extends the previous pilot study of this intervention in men, indicating that favourable biological age changes may be achievable in both sexes.”

What did the participants eat?

The women had to enjoy plenty of vegetables, including two cups of dark leafy greens, two cups of cruciferous vegetables, and three cups of colourful vegetables every day.

They were also administered a daily dose of pumpkin and sunflower seeds, half a cup of berries, and half a teaspoon of

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