Recent research recommends the Mediterranean diet as the best diet for living longer and looking younger. One study published by the British Medical Journal examined the relative health benefits of each component in the Mediterranean cuisine: moderate wine consumption led the list in benefits, followed by low meat consumption, and high consumption of vegetables, fruit, nuts, olive oil and legumes.
In addition, the most effective technique at preventing disease is exercise. Research has found exercise more effective than drugs at preventing diabetes. For patients with arthritis in their knees, research found that a walking program reduced pain, led to better daily function and reduced long-term disability. For those suffering from depression, research has found that an exercise program can work as well as talk therapy and medications.