If you want to live longer, you must nourish well

Fat people proved to live longer due to some particularities of their lives

It is considered that healthy nourishment is a guarantee for a longer life. Nevertheless, it is considered that a constant diet does not guarantee at all the longevity. Certain recent discoveries of the American scientists emerged as a shock: people with excessive weight live longer than thin people!

This fact is proven by the statistics published by an American Center for Prophylactics and Diseases control. In general the researches explain this using the fact that fat people are more preoccupied with their health. Being aware of the fact that they are in a group of risk they permanently check their blood pressure and undertake special physical exercises in order to loose weight.

1Slender people, usually, don’t see the necessity to undertake health-improving procedures. But that is not all: fat people, due to their desire to eat, are nourishing much more healthier and their organism always receive the necessary microelements, while thin people restrain themselves from food and as a result they don’t consume a number of useful substances.
The American geriatrician Thomas Pearls came to the conclusion that many of long-living people never respect diets and usually don’t undertake physical exercises. For example, Helen Reichert who has 100 years old at that time eats everything she wants, whenever she wants. The same way of life is carried by her sister which is 98 and her brother which is 90. And neither of them has serious problems with their health.

Helen recalls: “I never listened to anyone. Even when I was little I wasn’t an obedient child. I can’t say that being a girl I had a sleeping time, or carried physical exercises or ate fruits. I was doing everything inside out”. Pearls also remarked the fact that long-living persons don’t limit their ratio, allowing themselves to eat everything fat or sweet. Nevertheless they consume everything in limited quantity. May be this is their main secret?
At the same time starvation may be also useful. American doctors discovered the fact that in extreme conditions the organism of mammals process a special protein, the so called “protein of life”, which increases the survival potential for at least twice. The scientists estimated the fact that the regular processing of this protein may prolong human life till 180 years. This is why it’s useful to starve from time to time.

Another study used data from an ongoing health survey in Canada that followed over 11,000 adults. It proved that compared to people in the ‘normal’ weight category, those classified as overweight with a BMI of 25-29.9 were 17% less likely to die.

• underweight were 73% more likely to die
• obese with a BMI 30-34.9 had about the same risk of death as a ‘normal’ weight person
• Extremely obese people with a BMI of 35 and higher were 36% more likely to die.

Yet another interesting thing: How is body fat measured?

Waist circumference measurement and body mass index (BMI) are the recommended ways to estimate body fat. A high-risk waistline is 35 inches or higher for women, and 40 inches or higher for men.

The body mass index formula assesses body weight relative to height. It’s a useful, indirect measure of body composition, because in most people it correlates highly with body fat. Weight in kilograms is divided by height in meters squared (kg/m2). Or multiply weight in pounds by 703, divide by height in inches, then divide again by height in inches. In studies by the National Center for Health Statistics,

* BMI values less than 18.5 are considered underweight.
* BMI values from 18.5 to 24.9 are normal.
* Overweight is defined as a body mass index of 25.0 to less than 30.0 (consistent with U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans). A BMI of about 25 kg/m2 corresponds to about 10 percent over ideal body weight.
* Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30.0 or greater (consistent with criteria of the World Health Organization), or about 30 pounds or more overweight. Extreme obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or greater.

Obesity is associated with many diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties during sleep, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive dietary calories, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility, though a limited number of cases are due solely to genetics, medical reasons or psychiatric illness

As a conclusion, if you want to live longer, there is no sense to pursue all your life a vegetables diet. In this case organize “starving feasts”, or eat everything but keep within limits!

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