A diet that mimics fasting may promote longevity and health
USC Longevity Institute - Content on benefits of fasting - low quantity diet
Low quantity diet for three days decreases white blood cells and after that when food is taken, body prepares new stem cells increasing immunity of the person. Recent research. Needs further research by the same team and verification by other researchers.
The results of an experiment consuming low-calorie diet that mimics fasting (FMD) showed improved health, notably in areas that worsen with age. In the experiment, persons participated consumed the low calorie diet for three months, every month going on a five day FMD. The researchers noted a drop in risk factors related to aging, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The diet provided calories between 34-54% of their normal consumption. It comes out to about five days of a 750-1,050 calories per day, with appropriate amounts of proteins, and micronutrients.
Updated 14 December 2016, 18 June 2016