New York, IAS. People do many types of efforts for a healthy life and long life. In this, a balanced and regular routine is considered very important. Now a new study has been told that if you want to live a long and healthy life, then eat low-calorie food at the right time. According to a study led by researchers from the Hughes Medical Institute in the US, the body’s daily rhythm has a big impact in the long run.

Reduced Calorie Extended Lifespan

Joseph Takahashi, a researcher at the institute, has reported that when rats were fed food only during their most active time, their life was increased even with fewer calories. The study, published in the journal Science, reported that researchers tested hundreds of rats for four years and found that simply reducing the amount of calories in a diet increased their lifespan by 10 percent.

life increased by 35 percent

Similarly, when rats were given food only at night, their life was increased by 35 percent. Eating at night is because the rat is most active at night. The combined effect of low-calorie and nocturnal feeding was observed to increase the lifespan of mice with a typical two-year lifespan by nine months.

eat during the day

Researchers say that in view of this, humans should also set their meal times only in the day. Takahashi, a microbiologist at the University of Texas’ Southwestern Medical Center, said the study also resolved the controversy over meal timing and emphasized that meals should be eaten at certain times of the day.

schedule meals

Takahashi said that if a person plans food in this way in a timely manner, then it will not only increase the risk of rapid weight loss, but will be beneficial for health and will give a long life in the long term.

impact on life

Recent years have seen that emphasis is placed on a variety of popular diet plans. These include measures such as fasting regularly or eating at regular intervals of six to eight hours. It is in this context that Takahashi and his team conducted this four-year experiment to find out the effect of factors such as calories, fasting, circadian rhythm on lifespan.

studied like this

By keeping hundreds of rats in a house and controlling them through automatic feeders, the team of researchers tried to know when and how much they eat during their lifetime. Some of these rats were provided with as much food as they wanted, while others were restricted to 30-40 percent of calories. Those whose calories were limited were given meals on different schedules. Its effect was seen that the rats that were given a low-calorie diet for two hours or 12 hours at night, had the longest life.

Eating at the right time is very important

According to Rafael de Cabo, a scientist at the National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, who researches gerantology, it is a very interesting finding that whether you limit calories or eat a low-calorie diet, But if you do not eat at the right time, then you will not get the full benefit of reducing calories.

take care of the body’s internal clock

Takahashi says he hopes that the effects of limiting calories on the body’s internal clock with increasing age will allow scientists to find a new way to make humans healthier and longer. This can be done through a limited calorie diet or a medicine that has a similar effect.

Edited By: Krishna Bihari Singh