Fast-track to brain health
P eriods of stopping virtually all food intake for one or two days a week can delay the onset of conditions affecting the brain, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, among others. Cutting daily food intake to around 500 calories — which amounts to little more than a few vegetables and some tea — for two days out of seven had clear beneficial effects, found researchers at the National Institute on Ageing in Baltimore
Scientists have known for some time that a low-calorie diet is a recipe for longer life. Rats too have shown an increased lifespan on restricted diet.