When asked whether they want to live to old age, 8 out of 10 people will respond positively. Most of us will. And the fact is that the majority of people are trying to do something to achieve this goal. We are buying healthier food. We are enjoying the luxury of modern wellness centres. We have the ability to use quality food supplements. Or visit modern and well equipped sport centers.
Based on the long-running trend of advertising, we are convinced that we are doing everything correctly. But research shows that the term “right” is chosen inappropriately here.
All our efforts today is leading to greater comfort. We lave the comfortable life. We love it so much that we don’t hesitate to invest a part of our health to make money, which we believe will buy back our health. The Institute for Human Ageing in Liverpool carried out a study which shows that lab animals fed in moderation live longer and their health is much better than well-nourished ones. In a way, this confirmed the fact known already for a thousands of years: a lifetime of indulding in a hearty meal is not the way to longevity.
The question therefore arises, where to find the optimal threshold of caloric intake. We can measure, analyze, calculate, speculate – but nothing will be able to replace our own common sense. That inner voice, which tells us when enough is enough. We need to train that voice and listen to it. We also need to distinguish the voice of our intuition from the voice of our stomach, which we may have spoiled with a long gluttony…