High Carbohydrate, Low Protein Diet Extends Lifespan

For a number of years, it has been a proven fact that following a reduced calorie diet extends the lifespan. Until a recent study was conducted, that was the only known dietary way to increase the years of one’s life. But that has changed after the findings of recent study showed another way to add years to our life through diet.
Researchers at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Center discovered that by following a high carbohydrate, low protein diet the typical lifespan is also extended.
Following a reduced calorie diet to add years to ones life would require a consistent 40% calorie reduction every day. Restricting the diet to under 1,000 calories a day is not feasible for most people day in and day out. Eating more carbs and less protein, however, is a feasible alternative that most people can maintain indefinitely. The increased carbs and decreased proteins have been working perfectly to increase the lifespan of the lab mice the diet is being tested on.
As with all things that have an upside, there is a downside. A high carb, low protein diet seems to promise better health and a longer life as we age, but the immediate results show weight gain. Will the weight gain be significant enough to detract from the added years by increasing risk of heart disease or diabetes? Christian Broda and the folks at realdailybuzz know that only time and more research will discover the answer.

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