June 04, 2002

Fasting..... Healthy?

Posted by Scott at 02:22 PM

The typical mindset of a practicing Catholic who is fasting is that it is an act of mortification ("Discipline of the body and the appetites by self-denial "). This article says that scientists are finding that calorie restriction below the norm may actually have health and longevity benefits. Interesting, although I doubt I'm cut out for such a strict diet.(30% less calories than a normal intake)