Valter Longo

The Longevity Diet
  • The Longevity Diet

  • Live healthier for longer with the international bestselling guide that will change your life

    '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

    'Dr Valter Longo is one of the real scientific pioneers when it comes to researching the impact of food on health' Dr Michael Mosley, bestselling author of The Fast Diet and The Clever Guts Diet
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    This is the clinically tested, revolutionary and straightforward diet to help you slow-down ageing, fight disease and lose weight.

    Following 30 years of research, Professor Valter Longo - a biochemist and one of the world's leading researchers into ageing - discovered that the secret of longevity lies in cellular regeneration triggered by a special diet.

    And that by adhering to his fasting-mimicking diet, we can heal ourselves through food.

    The Longevity Diet will guide you through the process with:
    · An easy-to-adopt lifetime plan
    · Fasting-mimicking diet 3-4 times a year, just 5 days at a time
    · 30 easy and delicious recipes based on Longo's 'Five Pillars of Longevity'

    In this lifelong, health-boosting plan, you will feel the benefits of fasting without the hunger and live a longer, healthier and more fulfilled life.

    And you'll get to try easy, plant-and-fish based recipes . . .
    · Great for the heart and rich in antioxidants: black rice with courgette and shrimp
    · For a good source of iron, snack on dark chocolate and yoghurt
    · For dessert try tangy dried cranberries and walnuts
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    Make simple changes that can extend your healthy lifespan
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    Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss
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    Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer
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    Maintain your ideal weight and reduce abdominal fat

Dr Valter Longo was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1967. He is one of the world leaders in the field of aging and aging-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 currently a professor of Biogerontology and Director of the Longevity Institute in the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. This is his first commercial book.

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