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Can Low Calorie-Diets Fight Disease?

Can low Calorie Diets Fight Disease

Can low Calorie Diets Fight DiseaseLow calorie diet plan does not only help to reduce weights but it also has other benefits: the biggest benefit is that it leads to longer life. Calorie control helps in a way that it wards off diseases that are really common these days like aging, obesity, joint and heart diseases. In a low calorie diet, a person should consume maximum 1500 to 1800 calories. Furthermore,a low calorie diet plan includes vegetables, cereals, low fat milk, fruits, grains and beans.

  • Heart Diseases

Heart diseases are caused by higher cholesterol level. A high blood cholesterol level can accumulate plaques in the arteries commonly known as atherosclerosis, which increases the risk of getting a heart attack. A low calorie diet plan limits saturated and Trans fat and focus more on grains, fruits and vegetable. In addition, a low calorie diet plan limits the portion size as well..

  • Obesity

A low calorie diet plan normally has 800-1500 calories which if eaten with normal exercise can help an obese person to reduce around 3-5 pounds per week.  In 12 weeks, a person can reduce approximately 44 pounds. Such a massive weight loss can improve diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol level.

  • Joints Diseases

Inflammation of one or more joints is called arthritis. There are different forms of arthritis that are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Arthritis makes the joints weak and due to that they are unable to hold the body weight. Hence, research studies have shown that a low calorie diet along with proper exercise prevents arthritis and its various forms.

  • Fights Aging

Aging is due to DNA damage caused by free radicals. In this case highly reactive oxygen containing molecules are formed during normal metabolism. A low calorie diet helps to slow the metabolism rate which ultimately reduces the amount of free radicals. In short, a low calorie diet slows down the aging process.

  • Improves Memory

A low calorie diet results in decreased insulin levels and also reduced signs of inflammation. Studies have proved that the main reason of weak memory in old age is due to high insulin level. Researchers have found through experimentation that people who accumulate low calorie diet were able to remember a list of words than people who stuck to their normal routine.

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