You must have noticed that the elderly seem to eat much lesser as they grow older. But did you know that there are many benefits of reduced calorie intake if you start practising it at an early age?
According to many research studies, insects and animals show a longer lifespan if they are given less food. Similar results are seen in humans also. What's more, you can not only add years to your life but also add life to your years just by eating less. A calorie reduction of around 30% can give you lasting health benefits. It is certain to increase your lifespan, but it will also improve the quality of your life. It can improve the healthspan as well. Many longevity studies also prove this theory.
Reduced calorie intake is linked with reduced risk of diseases like Diabetes, Cancer, Hypertension etc. It also reduces the metabolic rate and thereby reduces production of free radicals in the body.
So if you are in your 30s or 40s, it is a great time to start restricting your calories permanently. Make sure you do it in a safe and sustainable way.