Latest Recipe

Spinach and Kimchi Frittata

Using fermented vegetables in  your daily eating regimen is important for gut health and immunity.



Contact Us

50 High Street
Henley in arden
B95 5AN Phone:01564 33 99 55
Phone: 01564 33 99 55 Email:
Andrea Bayles Nutritional Therapist
ND, Dip Nutr, Dip Herb, MBANT, MURHP, MCNHC

Feeling full or just satisfied? Does eating less help you to live longer?

by -

A new study found calorie restriction could prevent a decline in learning and memory skills. Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology cut the calories of mice by 30%. The mice taking in fewer calories showed no decline in memory or learning. Meanwhile, mice eating more calories showed a decline.

Researchers believe this could help delay age-related problems in cognitive function.

Several studies suggest eating less may also help you live longer and with less discomfort. In Japan, some people follow a philosophy called "Hara Hachi Bu." It means eating until you're almost full; about 80% full. It's been documented that people living in Okinawa who follow this often live into their 100's while still maintaining good health.

I know I feel better when I stop eating before I feel really full. When I eat too much I go into a heavy digestion mode and I can't seem to access my energy for activity. So learning how to eat just enough, or perhaps slightly less than enough, is a good skill or habit to create. I find that not many people do this naturally so it's good to practice!


Back to index