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  • Published: 22 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143788379
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $29.99

The Longevity Diet

'How to live to 100 . . . Longevity has become the new wellness watchword . . . nutrition is the key' VOGUE




The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.

Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and The Longevity Diet is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on ageing, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique combination of an everyday diet and fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) to be done only 3-4 times per year lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition.

FMD does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting and helps you reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet while avoiding the negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness.

Valter Longo, Director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, developed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice and humans indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to reduce the risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Longo's simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic, fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is clinically proven to help you:

- Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat
- Make simple changes which can extend the healthy lifespan
- Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss
- Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer

Longo’s healthy, life span-extending plan is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet 4 times a year, and just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity, The Longevity Diet is the key to living a longer, healthier, and fulfilled life.

  • Published: 22 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143788379
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Professor Valter Longo

Valter Longo is the Director of the Longevity Institute at USC in Los Angeles, and of the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM (Molecular Oncology FIRC Institute) in Milan. He is one of the world leaders in the field of ageing and ageing-related diseases and has published over 120 papers which include the discovery of some of the genes responsible for longevity and the identification of a genetic mutation protecting humans from some of the most common diseases. He is also the founder of Create Cures Foundation, a non-profit organisation supporting people with advanced-stage diseases.

Praise for The Longevity Diet

The interviews with centenarians are eye-openers

Saga

Worth reading this year

Get the Gloss

Eat less, live longer: the diet that holds the key to staying young . . . Dr Valter Longo is now considered one of the most influential voices in the 'fasting movement'

The Times

Fascinating, well-written and well-evidenced

Outdoor Fitness

With 30 years of research, it's less diet and more long-term upgrade

Women's Health

Eat to live for ever (well nearly)!

The Daily Mirror

If you're super busy, try [the] fasting-mimicking diet

Healthy

With a five-day fasting plan, eating well can also help to turn back your biological clock

Women's Own

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