Valter Longo on Fasting, Low-Protein Diets, and Longevity
Dr. Valter Longo discusses his research on fasting and fasting mimicking diets as well as topics like intermittent fasting, time-restricted feeding, the ketogenic diet, foods to increase longevity, and so much more!
I’ve talked about Dr. Valter Longo before — he’s the Director of the University of Southern California’s Longevity Institue, a leading researcher in the field of aging, and my former professor. Specifically, he’s the professor whose course first inspired me to adopt a Predominantly Plant-Based diet.
Dr. Longo also created the “Fasting Mimicking Diet,” a ground-breaking protocol being clinically tested right now for its potential benefits in treating a variety of chronic health conditions including cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with Dr. Longo recently about his work in the field of aging and age-related disease and his development of the Fasting Mimicking Diet.
Dr. Longo explained to me the science supporting the benefits of fasting and shared the details of what he calls “The Longevity Diet,” a dietary pattern developed based on discoveries he’s made studying fasting and long-lived societies. It consists of foods like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and a moderate amount of fish and contrary to many of the popular diets out there right now — it is a low-protein diet.
Watch the interview with Dr. Longo above for more information on these topics as well as his thoughts on intermittent fasting, aka time-restricted feeding, the ketogenic diet, and how long humans can realistically expect to live with a perfect diet and lifestyle.
Fyi, Longo recently released the English edition of his best-selling book, The Longevity Diet, and I’m giving away a free copy!
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