What’s the best diet for longevity? A new article published in the journal Cell outlines three key things that have the potential to extend your life span, reports insider.com.
To start with, consider your macros. Experts in longevity recommend enjoying a diet that is high in carbs, while also being low in meat and processed foods. Now, before you go all out on eating carbs, keep in mind that it is plant-based carbs that they recommend, such as legumes, whole grains and vegetables.
In addition to what your eating in terms of your macros, the timing of your consumption is also key. The researchers, Valter Longo, a professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, and Rozalyn M. Anderson of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, say that fasting regularly (and sometimes for days at a time) is beneficial if you’d like to live as long as possible. Specifically, their research finds that intermittent fasting is beneficial (that is, eating within an 11- to 12 -hour period each day and fasting for the remaining hours of the day).
For more details on the type of multi-day fasting they suggest, and how much and what type of fats they’ve found to be good for longevity, along with the insight from health experts who argue that these dietary adjustments benefits don’t outweigh the potential risks, read more about this research at insider.com.