Eat– for Good Health

Longevity studies prove that an eating plan of calorie restriction with optimum nutrition increases the life span of mammals.   Eating the right amounts of nutrients on a regular schedule enables our bodies to achieve its best performance  and the longest possible lifetime in good health.  For us (human mammals) thwart cancer with a colorful menu.  Sure, we know fruits and veggies are good for us.  Now scientists have found that enjoying a wide variety of them provides the most health benefits rather than sticking to just a few kinds.  In fact, a Colorado State University study found that women who ate an assortment of fruits and veggies had healthier cells throughout their bodies than those who ate more servings but with less variety.  This is why it works– antioxidants in each type of produce zap cancer-causing free radicals a little differently.  Eating a range is like attacking the danger from all sides, says Cornell University researcher Rui Hai Liu, PhD.

Calorically restricted mouse
Isn’t the old lab rat above cute?  Calorie restriction combined with optimum nutrition extended this creature’s lifespan!


7 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Popping a multivitamin every day or just a few times a week takes a few seconds, but if our bodies get every nutrient needed, we are biologically ten years younger, according to the American Journal of Nutrition.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Hey Legs Model, of course you did! Well, increasing longevity has to do with supercharging the immunity system. One way to do it is with a good deed! People who volunteer at soup kitchens, nursing homes, or animal shelters just once a month have a 44% lower risk of a major disease. This is according to the Buck Institute for Age Research.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Mary Alice, it is very true. It doesn’t matter what religion. In a study of 92,000 women, scientists (University of California) concluded that those who attend live 20% longer because they are in a mind frame to give thanks. Plus, they are less stressed and usually have a support system of some kind.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Rachel, if you aren’t particularly religious, join a club. Women who regularly spend time with friends have longer lives, too. Many clubs do good works and get involved.

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