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Starve and Live Long

Last Updated on Feb 01, 2016
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Starve and Live Long

Taking less food has proven to be a time-tested strategy that delays ageing.

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Throughout the history of the planet, the prime obstacle faced by the members of the animal kingdom was intense draught and food scarcities. Yet most of them have survived and have multiplied several fold.

In 1950’s scientists discovered that consuming 30-40 % lesser calories than normal, helped to build up resistance and, reduced the chances of developing age-related diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and heart diseases. They also found that there was a monumental increase in the life span by 30-50%. It has therefore been prudently inferred that calorie restriction strategy is a time–tested mechanism which delays ageing and, astonishingly, is also considered an effective mode of survival.

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johnherron

From decreased death rate to killing cancer cell, a small amount of wine at the end can go a long way when it comes to beneficial effect. Kills the antioxidants When choosing your wine for antioxidants, go with white wine preferably Boost the immune system Moderate alcohol can zone off infections and improve immune system in check. Improves bone Density Red wine has found to be highest levels of silicon, which best for your bone mineral density.

SankaranIyer

Dear Sir, For the ageing problem to be slow we require the basic natural necessities i.e., clean air, clean water and clean environment. None of the above is present now anywhere in the world except perhaps in Amazon forest and congo forest. There also human beings have gone and slowly spoiling it. So called scientists take quantity x from nature and give back only x-1,2... In Hindu philosophy it is called Yuga characteristics. Nothing can be done except crying from rooftops to stop pollution. IT IS A PITY. HS NARAYANAN

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Dear Sir, Article is excellent. I will be very thankful. Food restriction is the process which most probably will limit the load of OXYRADICALS in the system thereby postponing the Age Related changes. Please send me the references so that the issue of FOOD RESTRICTION and how it works can be cleared. Thanks Dr. VENUGOPAL

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I sometimes wonder what is the so called "good" or "bad" in terms of diet.The dietary recommendations keep changing on a day to day basis. I suppose the good old practice of our ancestors to eat timely meals prepared from chemical free ingredients should do the trick.

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