7 Benefits Of Fasting That Will Surprise You

7 Benefits Of Fasting That Will Surprise You

Something that has become popular in the health field is restricting your calorie intake and fasting. The terminology used is called "intermittent fasting".

Fasting can help your body fight disease, get rid of harmful toxins and live a happy and healthy life.

There are several different types of fasting, where calories are restricted for a whole day or part of the day and for a couple of days a week or on a daily basis.

The three most popular methods of intermittent fasting are described below:

Method 16/8:

When this method is used, breakfast is skipped and then restrict your daily food intake to 8 hours. You would then fast for another 16 hours.

The Eat-Stop-Eat method:

By using this method, you would fast for 24 consecutive hours, once or twice a week.

The method of diet 5: 2:

By using this method, you would only consume 500 to 600 calories in 2 non-consecutive days of the week. However, on the other five days of the week, you would eat as you normally do.

Despite the method that follows, here are some benefits to adding intermittent fasting to your lifestyle:

1. Helps you live longer

Many people are aware of the ability to prolong their lifespan with intermittent fasting.

In the year 2000 a study was carried out that analyzed the results of short-term and repeated fasting in the life of the female mice. Not surprisingly, the results showed that fasting mice lived a significantly longer life than fully fed mice.

2. It helps you lose weight and belly fat

It is not surprising that intermittent fasting has the ability to help you lose weight. This is because when you fast, you eat fewer meals and therefore, fewer calories. In addition, by changing your eating pattern and the amounts of food you consume each day, you will increase your metabolism and help your body burn even more calories.

3. Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Fasting can also help your body's cardiovascular problems by helping to lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. All of these, when they are high in concentration, put your body at risk for heart disease.

4. Cell Phone Damage Repairs

Fasting can also help repair damaged cells within your body and help eliminate harmful toxins from your pre-existing cells.

As you may know, it is important for your body to maintain healthy cells in order to live a long and healthy life. However, the cells can be damaged due to oxidative stress, which can accelerate the aging process and cause multiple health problems.

5. Reduce the risk of diabetes

Unfortunately, diabetes is a very common disorder that affects many people today. However, if your blood sugar levels are not under control, it can adversely affect many of the organs in your body. This includes the eyes, heart, and kidneys.

6. Combating inflammation

One of the most unpleasant health problems is inflammation, which is a response of your immune system to remove harmful stimuli and damaged cells from your body. Excessive inflammation can lead to many health problems. Some of these problems include: asthma, sinusitis, atherosclerosis, celiac disease, hay fever, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, interstitial cystitis and cancer.

7. Promotes Human Growth Hormone

Intermittent fasting can also help your body produce a natural human growth hormone, also known as HGH. HGH is a hormone that is secreted from your pituitary gland and is largely responsible for the health of your cells, your healthy tissue in the brain as well as your vital organs. HGH can also make your hair and nails grow faster.

Have you used intermittent fasting in your life? Have you experienced any benefit from fasting? Comment below to share your experiences.

Disclaimer: The materials and information contained in the Natural Cures channel are provided for general and educational purposes and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider before beginning any new diet or treatment and any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider right away.

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