Fasting Diet Helps You Live Longer

Posted: Jun 22 2015, 10:04am CDT | by , in News | Misc


Fasting Diet Helps You Live Longer
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  • Fasting Mimicking Diet is Effective

A new fake fast diet has emerged which is more effective than the 5:2. This new nutritional regime claims to narrow the waistline and even increase the life expectancy.

The most successful diet plan of the century the 5:2 diet which is being followed by thousands people around the world has now been challenged by a new diet. Under this diet plan people have been starving themselves twice a week.

However there was a newer take on fasting which had been under trial in the US. This new nutritional regime is known as the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) which has been developed by academics at the University of Southern California. Moreover this new diet plans requires people to fast for five days straight in order to experience maximum effect. 

However this new diet plan is very easy as according to its developers people will only have to follow this fasting regime four times a day to reduce their risk of heart disease and cancer as well as boost their immune system. 

One of the scientists who is behind this new and revolutionary diet plan is Professor Valter Longo who is a professor in Gerontology and Biological Science at the USC and Director of its Longevity Institute. Now the best thing about his research is that it has the backing of science.

According to professor Valter strict fasting is very hard for people to stick to and it can also be dangerous. That is why he explained they have come up with a complex diet that triggers the same effects in the body.

The Professor in his study has reported that a trail of 19 humans placed on the FMD once a month for five days showed decreased risk factors and biomarkers for aging, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. So this is basically a diet that has a specific composition of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and micronutrients which could just save or at least extend the life of those who follow it. 

The breakup of the diet gives us on day 1090 calories which must be consumed as 10 percent protein, 56 percent fat and 34 percent carbohydrate. Then on days 2-5, intake is of 725 calories which broken down will include portions of nine percent protein, 44 percent fat and 47 percent carbohydrate.

Now this all sound very complicated and so people are curious about how this diet is much better than the 5:2. According to Professor Longo it is better or worse than the 5:2 diet plan all he states is that the composition is important.

He stated that they have worked very hard to reach the exact amounts so that people don’t feel like they are fasting but the body gets the same effects. Apart from this he explained that the time is very important because the body needs to do this for three or four days before reprogramming itself. The professor also added that the 5:2 isn’t bad at all but people need to do it every week but with the Fast Mimicking Diet people need to do it every three or four months. 

However according to Professor Longo there are some problems with 5:2. He explained that they have seen that the high protein intake associated with 5:2 and the short duration of the fast basically blocks the regenerative effect people get from fasting.  

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