According to two studies conducted by American researchers, it would seem that a diet high in fat and low in sugar can increase life expectancy.
Great diet for the brain
We often read that a diet that is too fatty is bad for your health. However, two studies contradict this idea. The first was carried out by a team of researchers from the California Institute for Research on Aging and published in the journal Cell Metabolism. She reveals that the Keto Diet, which recommends a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat, is great for the brain.
This diet would have had a positive effect on brain functions and in particular on the memory of mice subjected to this diet. The principle of this diet is to put the body in a state of ketosis, by the deprivation of carbohydrates, which would push it to burn fat for energy. Benefits are also noted by researchers at the University of California at Davis.
Effective against chronic diseases
These second studies show that this diet would increase life expectancy. By testing this diet on mice, they found that it increased rodent life by 13% on average. ” This represents a gain of seven to ten years for humans, ” said Professor Jon Ramsey who led this study. By burning, fats would form an acid that acts against oxidative stress, which is itself the cause of chronic diseases.
This is not the first time that studies have shown the positive effects of this diet on health. It would indeed also be recommended against diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and even cancers. To achieve a good ketogenic diet, our diet should be about 90% fat, 8% protein, and 2% carbohydrate. However, we must be careful of the risks of nutritional deficiencies.