The Longevity Diet
Authored by CR Society President, Brian M. Delaney
The Longevity Diet: Discover Calorie Restriction -- the Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality
At last, a book that synthesises the Calorie Restriction (CR) diet for the layperson. CR is about eating highly nutritious foods in smaller quantity to extend your healthy years. Here is the concept: eat less but choose foods more carefully. The CR diet is a revolutionary diet that promises to "upregulate" the metabolism - what goes in is used more economically. Even more amazingly, the CR diet slows the aging process. It lengthens the periods of youth and middle age and substantially reduces the risk of virtually all the diseases of aging. The two authors, both CR practitioners, take the reader on a hand-held stroll through the process, including an introduction to CR, how to do it, and some of the key issues in the current dialogue.
Diets in Review summary
So what is the real fountain of youth? Many researchers are pointing to caloric-restriction, the lifestyle eating plan of consciously reducing your calories to extend life.
The Longevity Diet is one of a few books that explore the science behind caloric-restriction and offers the ins and outs of how to eat to live a healthier and longer life. Numerous research studies have shown that when mice and other mammals follow a low calorie diet they live longer, healthier and more disease-free lives than those who consume more calories.
The concept behind The Longevity Diet is really quite simple: Eat fewer calories and choose foods that pack a serious nutrient punch so that your body is receiving all that it needs to function at its best. Focusing on low glycemic and high fiber foods like veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds and lean protein, The Longevity Diet may not be the most decadent diet you'll ever taste, but it will be one of the most nutrient-dense ones you'll follow.
The book also covers topics such as exercise, relaxation techniques, the balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, the concept of energy density, the importance of keeping a food diary and many others.