The Mediterranean Diet, Including Wine, May Decrease Frailty Among Elderly and Improve Gut Health
Researchers found those who stuck to the diet for a year enjoyed a more diverse microbiome and fewer health risks
The Mediterranean diet, which includes balanced consumption of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, grains, olive oil, seafood and wine in moderate amounts while limiting dairy products and meats, has been touted for its healthy results for decades. The diet has been associated with myriad benefits, including decreased risks of heart disease, cancer, depression and neurological diseases, as well as a lower rates of hospitalization and a longer lifespan. According to a new study by a team of European researchers, the diet may also be linked with a healthier aging process and more varied gut microbiota.