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The five-day reset diet that blasts belly fat

The five-day reset diet that blasts belly fat

How to do it: focus on plant-based proteins from nuts, healthy fats and vegetables It sounds too good to be true. A five-day diet that promises not only a slimmer body, but also the tantalising possibility of a longer lifespan, improved heart health and reduced inflammation. Dubbed the “fasting mimicking diet” because it delivers all the benefits of fasting, including blasting belly fat and cholesterol, while still allowing you to eat, the five-day diet was created by Prof Valter Longo, a biogerontologist and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. The five-day “fast” has already been shown to slow ageing in animal studies, but now these benefits have been replicated in humans. Tests of 100 study participants, who followed the regime for three or four months, following the diet for five days, then eating normally for the other 25, showed their cells and immune systems were acting in a more youthful way. Further analysis of blood samples revealed that they had reversed their biological age by two and a half years. …