Calorie Restriction: A Science-Backed
Fountain of Youth
Calorie Restriction (CR) is the only well-researched
and effective means of significantly retarding the aging process that
is known to work on post-embryonic animals. CR has been shown to be effective
in every organism in which it has been tried, including single-cell yeast,
flies, roundworms, rodents, dogs, cats, cattle and – as shown from
preliminary evidence – non-human primates. There are many reasons
to believe that CR will work on humans!
Calorie restriction extends maximum lifespan by slowing fundamental aging
processes. However, in order to derive full benefit from CR, a person
should avoid diseases and other hazards that might reduce average lifespan.
Long-term nutrient deficiencies are one thing that can lead to myriad
chronic and (often) late-life diseases, which kill many people. When restricting
Calories, it is therefore critical to assure – and then maintain
– sufficient nutrient content of one's diet.
Humans may gain CR’s powerful life-extension benefits by slowly
reducing their caloric intake. Simultaneously, they should carefully avoid
deficiencies in any essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino
acids and fats.
CR is not the same as "going on a diet," or simply eating less,
or starving oneself. Rather, it is a lifestyle set of low-Calorie, highly
nutritious dietary choices -- based on the best available scientific evidence
-- with specific goals in mind: avoidance of late-life diseases, improved
physical fitness and late-life appearance, and, possibly, significant
Try the LIFE-SAVING and CALORIE-RESTRICTED Zone Diet for a week