Intermittent fasting is an eating schedule where you rotate between periods of eating and fasting. Did you know that intermittent fasting is perhaps one the best thing you could do for your health?
Studies show that intermittent fasting can protect against cancer, diabetes, fight inflammation and heart disease.
How to Do Intermittent Fasting
Many people who do intermittent fasting, fast for 16 hours and allow 8 hours for feeding. The feeding period is usually between 12 pm and 8 P.M.
The common intermittent fasting cycle (24 hours) looks like this:
16 hour fasting time —No food allowed. You can just drink water, coffee, or tea.
8 hour eating time — You can eat in the 8 window. (preferably healthy foods, no processed foods, less carbs and more healthy fats)
Here is Why You Should Be Doing Intermittent Fasting for 3 days or more
Can Help Fight Inflammation
Some studies have found that fasting can help decrease levels of inflammation and help promote better health.
Intermittent fasting is very beneficial for brain health. It promotes neurogenesis and increases neuronal plasticity. It can also help with depression. A 2013 literature review showed that people with depression witnessed an improvement in mood, mental alertness, and calm feelings.
Intermittent fasting can help burn fat that has been inaccessible during the eating period. Our bodies enter the fasting mode 12 hours after our last meal.
The Research performed in 1945 at the University of Chicago, found that intermittent fasting extended life in mice. It delayed the development of the disorders that lead to death.
Prevents and Treats Diabetes
A recent study found that an intermittent diet can restore insulin secretion and promote the generation of new insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells in mice with type 1 and 2 diabetes
DETOX TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY
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