According to research conducted by Cynthia Kenyon and Richard Weindruch, test animals fed 30 percent less calories than they would usually eat live 30 to 50 percent longer. In addition, it appears that illnesses in these animals did not evolve at all, or progressed more slowly or later. This was illustrated in rats, fruit flies, protozoa, worms, yeast, and monkeys fed an unnatural calorie-restricted diet. All of the research animals lacked signs of civilization’s diseases, such as insulin resistance and high levels of blood sugar, serum insulin and Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF).
Many scientists are willing to go so far as to expand this line to people. “What happens to these research animals also applies to us,” they add.
Carbohydrate-rich diets cause blood sugar, insulin, and IGF levels to increase. It’s also been shown that eating fewer carbs allows your body to store less fat, so you’ll eat fewer calories as a result. So when you eat less carbohydrates, you are actually limiting your calorie intake. All suggests that limiting carbohydrates would result in a better and longer existence.
We don’t want to urge you to instantly begin a low-calorie diet. This article just serves as a starting point for you to consider. In future blog posts, we’ll give you more ideas on how to lose excess weight, add muscle, look better, and, most importantly, improve your health and longevity.