It seems rather unbelievable but the researchers sustain that this is the pure truth. It seems that one can live longer and have a better health just by mere diet changes that act on your youth gene, which everyone carries in their bodies.
Along centuries people have always searched to become immortals and have searched different solutions to obtain this thing. They have tried supposed magic potions meant to give youth forever to unique solutions found at the border between science and imagination.
For example, some studies show that the injections with monkey glandes can prolong our lives or even some hormones. More plausible results are offered by the science of medicine from the last decades – such as the injections or the improvement of living conditions. In the past century these two factors taken into consideration have prolonged life with 50%, from 50 years of age to 88 years of age. Unfortunately, longevity is not synonymous with health.
Growing old is a genetic process. Anyhow, it seems that some researchers have almost found a magical solution not just for a long life but for a healthy long life. One of them believes that the carbs that people consume from bananas, potatoes, bread, pastas, cookies or crackers, affect two essential genes from your body. Those are the ones that control youth and longevity. The first experiments were made on worms and they have proven to live 6 times longer than usual and then on mice and rats. Practically the American researcher has proven that growing old is not the result of a slow decaying but the effect of a process, which is controlled by the genes. This is the reason for which it can be slow down with medicines for example.
One of the methods they have used in the lab was to cut a big part of the daily normal calorie portion this enabled them to have a better control over the gene that sets the insulin from one’s body, and this at its turn had some other effects on a gene that is responsible for youthfulness. The second gene sends regenerating signals to the genes that are responsible with maintaining one’s youth. The antioxidants reserves from your body increase and therefore, they neutralize the bad free radicals. The last ones are responsible for an entire list of diseases, from cancer to Alzheimer.
The conclusion is that carbs make the bodies produce more insulin and that means the bad gene is more active which will impede the youth gene to work. To prove this theory they added a small quantity of glucose to the animals already tested and the effect was instant. The glucose blocked the youth genes and the animals immediately lost their health and died.
An interesting discovery was about the people that live in the north Ecuador. They seem to be immune to cancer. It was proven that they actually miss a part of the bad gene that makes insulin increase in their body. Their small appearance seems to be one more proof of this missing hormone, as this is a hormone for growing up. They are also protected of heart diseases, obesity and different cancers.
The conclusion may be that the high level of insulin in one’s body, due to the big carbs consumption, could be the bound between the things that rush our death. The studies in this regard are still at their beginnings, but some of the conclusions so far are rather logical.
Some experts have already begun to create medicines that control the two genes and reduce the level of insulin from one’s own body. While some believe that a better diet, with no carbs, with daily physical exercises will be able to increase the level of anti-oxidants from your body. They have a protective role and can fight the bad genes.