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