The secret to a long and healthy life

With a large proportion of the world’s population in the developed world struggling with obesity, the saying ‘you are what you eat’ has perhaps never been more appropriate. Healthy eating is inextricably linked to healthy living and healthy ageing, however, it appears that it is not only what we eat that matters, but how much or rather, how little. Calorie-restricted diets are not a new fad. The ancient Greeks were aware that slimmer people tended to live longer, associating well-being

Ancient Greeks statue wearing modern clothes. Ancient Greeks were aware that slimmer people tended to live longer, associating well-being with a more controlled diet.

with a more controlled diet. Numerous studies, with humans and primates, provide evidence to believe that calorie-restriction can help us live longer and experience better health outcomes. There is also evidence that certain naturally occurring compounds such as Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in peanuts, grapes and berries, may also mimic the effects of a calorie-restricted diet. (read about Evolva Resveratrol) This BBC article by Alex Riley explains how calorie restriction and dietary vigilance can aid nutrition, healthy ageing and healthier life.

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