by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:
Three square meals a day used to be the definition of healthy eating. But no more. Research shows that skipping meals here and there turns on longevity genes and can lead to a longer and healthier life.
A growing body of studies in animals have shown that drastically restricting calories or fasting extends lifespan and improves age-related diseases. But it wasn’t clear whether people could achieve the same results.
After all, fasting on a long-term basis or restricting calories over a period of years would be a difficult lifestyle for most people to maintain.