According to Dutch scientists from the University of Maastricht, those following a Greek diet live on average fifteen years longer than those who do not.
Vegetables, olive oil, fish and whole grains are the main components of the Greek diet. Also according to the greek diet, red meat is allowed only in small quantities.
Researchers have been examining for ten years the health of 120,000 men and women aged 55 to 69 years observing the effects of a Greek diet on life expectancy.
The results of the research showed that the diet reduces the risk of premature death. It is noteworthy that women, combining diet with exercise, can live up to fifteen years longer, while men up to eight.