The Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk of frailty as people age, according to a study of 2,300 adults published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Foods containing carotenoids appeared to have the strongest association with a decreased chance of frailty for adults in middle age and older. Researcher Shivani Sahniwith noted that greater intake of “brightly colored fruits and vegetables that are rich in carotenoids as well as other bioactive compounds may ultimately affect the health of older adults.”
While most might not be aware, Arizona agriculture grows the entire Mediterranean Diet including fish. While we’re a desert state, our climate and managed irrigation allow the diversity and abundance of agriculture in this state for this specific diet.
For more information on a variety of healthy diets, Arizona Farm Bureau’s Fill Your Plate examines a number of ways to eat good food.