If you want to live longer, then cancel your gym session, fad diets or so called miracle pills, simply eat less, claimed a latest research. The ongoing study has suggested that a high metabolic rate that is the amount of energy that the body uses for normal body functions is a risk factor for earlier death.
The people in Japan and the US, who follow strict, low-calorie diets, seem to have a longer lifespan compared to the universal average. Dr Michael Mosley, who presents BBC science show Horizon, explained calorie restriction diets, which are often as low as six hundred calories a day is the only thing which is ever really been shown to prolong life.
Eventually, ageing is a product of a high metabolic rate, which in turn boosts the number of free radicals you consume. If you stress the body out by restricting calories or fasting, this seems to cause it to adapt and slow the metabolism down. It is version of what does not kill you makes you stronger, sated Dr Mosley.
It was not necessary to eat three meals a day because what you think of as hunger is mainly habit. In the latest Horizon programme Dr Mosley also suggests that alternating fasting could offer the same benefits as calorie restriction by reducing the growth of hormone IGF-1.
Even though the hormone safeguard and repair tissue, but high levels of hormone have been shown to contribute towards cancer and ageing. The Institute of Health Ageing at University College London also suggested that eating forty percent less could extend a person’s life by twenty years.