Research that was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests that people who eat balanced, nutritious diets tend to live longer than those who consume foods that are processed or high in fat.
Over a 10-year period, scientists analyzed nutrition and health data from 2,500 individuals between the ages of 70 and 79 and found that participants who consumed a lot of high-fat dairy products had a 40 percent higher risk of death than their healthy-eating counterparts.
Also, those who consumed diets high in refined sugar were 37 percent more likely to die than individuals who ate mainly fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains.
These results were calculated after the researchers accounted for age, gender, race, education, physical activity and total calorie intake.
Results of the study support previous reports that healthy diets are good for overall health. This suggests that individuals who supplement their diets with vitamins and other nutritional products – like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals – may stave off disease and add years to their life.