To be followed for a few days and sporadically, the fasting-mimicking diet would be able to cause the body the same effects as real fasting, understood as deprivation of food, but without risk.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
CValter Longo, a doctor from the University of Southern California, who has developed the fasting mimicking diet, continues to be talked about, a diet capable of offering many benefits to our body like a real fast.
To follow for a few days and sporadically, this diet would be able to cause on the organism the same effects as real fasting, understood as deprivation of food, but without risks.
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What does the fasting-mimicking diet consist of and how is it done
The fasting-mimicking diet is based on the concept that a "calorie restriction" controllata for a few days can lead to benefits for our body. What is done with this diet is in fact to promote cell renewal, eliminating diseased cells and thus also helping to counteract aging.
This type of diet can be done only once every 2, 3, 4 months depending on the cases and needs that must always be evaluated with an expert. However, it must be carried out for 5 days, sufficient time for the organs to eliminate a good percentage of damaged cells.
The kit designed by Valter Longo contains the necessary for the 5 days, each portion of the meal is individually wrapped in a larger container with the number of the day of the diet to be addressed on it. Every day, all meals offer a caloric range that starts from 1050 calories but then gradually decreases to 750 calories.
The kit contains freeze-dried foods such as soups and minestrone, crackers, bars, snacks, black cabbage chips, olives, seaweed supplements and tea.
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The benefits of the fasting-mimicking diet
- It protects healthy cells and rejuvenates them
- It affects diseased cells and replaces them with new ones
- It decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes
- It prevents aging and extends life and reduces the risk factors for aging
- Combined with chemotherapy it enhances its effect
- Limit the side effects of chemotherapy
- Eliminate abdominal visceral fat
- It makes the brain more operational
- Reduction of risk factors for diabetes
- Reduction of risk factors for cancer
Data such as:
- Cancer risk drops by 50%
- The age at which one falls ill is postponed
- Most tumors are benign
Another advantage is that the fasting-mimicking diet could have positive effects, yet to be confirmed on humans, including on multiple sclerosis.
To learn more, you can buy the book "The diet of longevity" by Valter Longo.