Source: Sam Graci, Phenomenal Health
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Calorie restriction can increase lifespan for most animals and mammals. Roy Walford, MD of UCLA, made great strides in understanding CR ans why a drop in excess calorie intake could activate the gene SIR2 in yeast ansdSIRT1 in humans to help prolong life. They have found that a daily diet high in nutrients but low in calories (absolutely no junk food) magnifies the effects or sirtuins. Yeast with more sirtuin levels live longer. Mice that consume 30 percent fewer calories than what the average mouse eats have higher sirtuin levels and live an incredible 50 percent longer, virtually disease free.
Calorie restriction is an extremely effective strategy for survival during famines when it’s imperative, not a choice. The SIRT1 gene kicks in to slow down aging, and pitches in to produce extra energy during a famine. All animals, including humans, can do this. It now appears that each species has an actual fixed number of calories that it can burn in a lifetime. By eating fewer calories each day and choosing highly nutritious foods, there will be more days left in your life until the calorie count is exhausted. Al human cells are heat- and energy- producing engines. Cellular engines wear out from the amount of fuel or calories they consume, not from their chronological age. When you eat high-nutrient, low-calorie, cell-friendly foods each day, your remaining life expectancy will more steadily into the future. When you eat fewer calories but more nutrients, your SIRT1 gene kicks in to prolong your lifespan and, in the process, gives you an energy boos, which is good mind-body medicine
What can you do to reap these results? eat a minimum of eleven calories a day per pound of your ideal weight if you want to lose weight, twelve calories a day per pound of your ideal weight if you want to maintain your weight and thirteen calories a day per pound of your ideal weight if you want to gain weight. The quickest way to accelerate your biological age in unrestricted eating. Less is really proving to be more!