Natural Weight Loss – Cutting Calories Offers Anti-Aging Benefits
Posted Feb 24 2010 12:02pm
Anyone trying to achieve natural weight loss with a focus on cutting calories will also enjoy the anti-aging benefits. Recent studies have shown that one of the most important steps people can take to increase longevity is to simply eat less.
This idea of consuming fewer calories is vital to natural weight loss and the anti-aging benefits provide extra motivation. Animal studies have reported a 20- 40% increase in life span and significant delays in age-related health issues such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and brain atrophy. (source: www.low-caloriediet.com )
"This finding suggests that even slight moderation in intake of calories and a moderate exercise program is beneficial to a key organ such as the liver, which shows significant signs of dysfunction in the aging process," said Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D., an associate professor of aging and geriatric research at the University of Florida College of Medicine (source: Medical News Today/Cutting Calories Slightly Can Reduce Aging Damage www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/43060.php )
Other natural weight loss studies have revealed that Japanese people live longer because they consume fewer calories than those in the most developed nations. An interesting note about this research is that adopting a reduced calorie diet in middle age proves just as beneficial as continuing one from birth.
For calorie reduction and natural weight loss, Resveratrol is gaining recognition. This substance is high in natural antioxidants and is commonly found in grapes, giving wine its reputation as a healthy drink. It is also found in greater concentration in Japanese knot weed. Resveratrol has been linked to reduced calorie intake, lower cholesterol and greater longevity. Nutrition experts say that Resveratrol is the most important discovery since antibiotics and may very well be the most powerful tool available today for natural weight loss and anti-aging.