Eat more food, but less calories
The Secret to Good Health: Pile you plate high with vegetables and fruits, add respectable portions of beans and whole grains and limit the high-calorie foods such as cheeseburgers, cream sauces and fatty meats.
The result: Fewer calories, more health boosting antioxidants, and longer, happier and more active independent lives.
There is a place on earth where people live longer than any other. It is in Okinawa.
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Ounce for Ounce people on Okinawa eat more food by weight than people who eat a western-style diet. They eat a lot of produce and grains and smaller portions of higher-calorie, higher fat foods. It’s the combination of high nutrition and lower calories that gives them a tremendous health advantage. Their risk for dementia, heart attacks, strokes and cancer are among the lowest in the world.
Okinawans aren’t starving. They eat about 1800 calories per day (compared to the average of about 2300 calories for the western cultures). Slight calorie restriction seems to prime the body for survival. Just cutting back by 10% can have a dramatic effect. The theory is that this throws genetic “master switches” so that more maintenance work gets done. Your cells invest more time and energy repairing DNA. There is less oxidation and insulin, the hormone that tells cells to absorb blood sugar, becomes more effective.
This is not referring to a starvation diet. Simply refocusing your food priorities by eating smaller portions of calorie-dense foods and copious amounts of plant-based foods is all you need to do.
The reason to do this is that High-fat and high calorie meals temporarily flood the bloodstream with inflammatory components, overwhelming the body’s natural inflammation -fighting mechanisms. Digesting food requires oxygen. The more calories you consume, the more your body must digest – and the more free radicals are produced as side effects.
When you find people on earth who are gaining the success that you want to see in your own life, you need to model what they are doing. Okinawans are definitely doing something right, therefore it seems they are on to something.
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