I Have Heard That Calorie Restriction Slows Aging And Increases Longevity. Is This True?
This statement can prove to be true. It is a known fact that reducing calorie intake without engaging in malnutrition can extend lifespan in a number of species like yeast, mice, monkeys, short-lived fish and dogs.
As far as humans are concerned, trials are still on, but calorie restriction has worked on mammals like rhesus monkeys and rats. So, the answer is yes – so long you do not malnourish yourself.
I Have Also Heard That Proper Nutrition Enhances Lifespan. True?
It sure can help. That’s because 50% of all medical conditions are directly connected with bad nutrition habits and malnutrition. As we age, our sense of smell and taste declines, making it harder for seniors to chew and enjoy food, and it is because of these reasons that seniors are the most under nourished people in the world.
Here are a few nutrition-related tips that will help:
- Eat at specific times
- Include vegetables in at least 2 meals/day
- Stay away from junk food
- Drink your daily dose of water daily (8 glasses)
- Do not overeat
- If you have problem chewing red meat, then include fish in your diet.
- Try and shift from animal fats like butter and meat to healthy choices like – (a) polyunsaturated fats (sunflower seed oil) (b) fish, especially fish like salmon and mackerel, which are rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (c) foods like beans, oranges, apples, and oats that contain water-soluble fiber (which removes cholesterol from the blood).
What Is HGH? Can It Slow Down Aging?
Yes, HGH (or simply Human Growth hormone) supplements can help with aging process. If you would like to know more about GH in general, here’s a good article at wikipedia.
There are various GH treatments available – injections, hgh releasers and sprays. HGH injections are very expensive and you should consult your doctor before you can actually start your treatment.
Natural hgh releasers on the other hand do not require a prescription and can be bought over the counter or online. One of the top products is called Genf20 plus (you can see full video review here)
Are There Any Foods That Slow Down The Aging Process?
Yes, there are. Here’s a list:
(a) Fish contains essential fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation. It also contains minimum saturated fat and very little cholesterol, unlike other meats. Eating fish twice a week can really help fight the aging process – just don’t fry the fish.
(b) Foods like berries walnuts, artichokes, and a few more are very rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight aging by protecting the body’s cells from damage from free radicals, and they help in the production of near-perfect DNA. You must consult your nutritionist and include antioxidant-rich foods in your diet.
(c) All types of fibrous foods help by eliminating toxins and cholesterol from the body. When toxins and cholesterol pile up in the body, they damage the organs and make us age faster than what Mother Nature planned.
(d) You must include salt in your diet, but do not consume more than 1 tsp per day. Excessive salt intake helps retain fluids in the body and increases blood pressure levels. Now, most of the processed foods that you consume are rich in sodium, which is nothing but salt. So, you absolutely must be very careful with your sodium intake. Now, how will you ever limit your sodium intake to the recommended 1 tsp per day? That’s a challenge you must overcome. Our suggestion is to avoid processed meats, packaged food, junk food and spicy/salty foods.
(e) Water eliminates toxins and other waste from the body. It hydrates your cells and keeps them in top shape. It is also great for digestion. 70% of our bodies are made up of water – we must drink up the recommended 8 glasses of water daily.