Yet another study has proven that my New Hamptons Health Miracle gives people–middle aged women, in this case–a serious edge against aging.
Of course, technically, this study was on the Mediterranean diet. But as you know, my New Hamptons Health Miracle is based on this style of eating–with a few modern twists which make it even more effective. But in general, both plans emphasize vegetables and some fruit, fish and lean protein, moderate amounts of alcohol, and healthy fats.
And wouldn’t you know? Eating this way helps you live healthier, longer.
Not by a small amount, either. In this latest study, women with these eating habits at midlife were 40 percent more likely to live past the age of 70. Without any chronic diseases, or significant physical or mental impairments.
This analysis appeared in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine. And it included 10,670 participants from the famous Nurses’ Health Study.
These women have been followed for decades–since 1976, to be exact. And they have filled out questionnaires about every four years. So in order to get an accurate picture of midlife diet quality, these researchers looked at information the subjects submitted back in the mid-80s.
Specifically, they rated how well these women did at eating more veggies and fruits, nuts, legumes, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (like omega-3s). They also scored them on lower intakes of sugar-sweetened drinks and trans fats, among other key habits. Finally, they rated them on how well they stuck to a Mediterranean “diet” in general.
Based on data collected between 1992 and 2000, the researchers assessed how well these women held up as they aged–with respect to both physical and mental health. And the results were pretty undeniable.
Women who stuck more closely to the Mediterranean way were 46 percent more likely to remain in good health as they aged.
That’s a huge advantage.
And it’s not the only one, either. Previous research has already documented a laundry list of serious health benefits linked to the Mediterranean diet. Including, but certainly not limited to:
- Lower blood sugar, cholesterol, and stroke risk in patients genetically predisposed to type 2 diabetes
- A 20 percent lower risk of diabetes if the Mediterranean diet is also low on the glycemic index (which my New Hamptons Health Miracle is)
- Slower progression of artery-clogging plaque buildup
- Sharper cognitive function
- A 30 percent lower risk of heart related death in high risk subjects I have to say, I’m a little surprised researchers are still bothering with this subject. I mean, it’s always nice to be proven right. But it’s time to call a cease-fire, don’t you think?
Because clearly, the diet war has been won. (Vive le Hamptons!)
It’s not that I like to toot my own horn, honestly. But it bears repeating, especially this time of year. After the over-indulging of the holidays, there’s no doubt my New Hamptons Health Miracle is the best way to get back on track.
Of course, seeing is believing. So go ahead and try it for yourself. I just hope you’re hungry…
Juicy burgers? Check. Gooey cheese? Check. Creamy avocadoes? Double check.
And of course, don’t forget to keep your macadamia nut oil close at hand. It’s the crown jewel of my New Hamptons Health Miracle. With a high smoke point and plenty of fat-burning, health-boosting monounsaturated fatty acids, it’s the only oil in my kitchen.
Stick with this program, and I guarantee a life that’s slimmer, healthier, longer–and absolutely more delicious.
“The association between dietary patterns at midlife and health in aging: an observational study.” Ann Intern Med. 2013 Nov 5;159(9):584-91.