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Eat Less, Live Longer

That is what researchers are saying. A just-released study from St. Louis University adds to the growing body of studies that shows by restricting your calories starting from age 25, the more years you can add to your life.

young and healthyCutting back from your typical 2,000-calorie day to just about 1,500 can be tough and not that fun. But you will be amazed at how much of the good stuff you can pack in a 1,500 calorie-day or less. And small changes go a long way: Swap your french fries for a few pretzels or your full-fat ice cream cone for a small dish of sorbet.

To get a sample of what you might be noshing on as you skim down your daily calorie allotment, the Pritikin diet is one example.

Aside from food, I wonder what supplement-makers and a host of other professionals in the anti-aging industry think about this evidence that suggests eating less will make you live longer? There are so many products on the market now that claim to be the real Fountain of Youth, and we are digging deep into our pockets to taste from this well of potential youth-saving techniques. Who would have thought that instead of spending money to live longer that science is telling us you can actually save money by cutting back on your food bill?

July 9th, 2008