According to Science Daily dated September 21, 2007, when cells experience certain kinds of stress, such as caloric restriction, these genes rev up and help protect cells from diseases of aging.
A decrease in calories can therefore extend lifespan by as much as one-third.
"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." - Benjamin Franklin
“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” - William Londen
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.” - Mark Twain
"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." - Doug Larson
Therefore, it's important to watch what you eat. We should eat to live and not live to eat!
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