If you want an effective way to manage your weight, feel more energetic, promote health, and detox your body from harmful toxins, intermittent fasting is the answer.
There are various studies showing that taking only liquids and limiting food for short periods of time can help you prevent disease and live longer.
What is intermittent fasting?
You follow a food restriction diet for a short time and then continue a regular diet right after you finish the fast. One of the most popular ways to fast is to fast for a period of 16 hours, twice a week. There are people who do the 24 hour fast, but it should only be tried if you are already comfortable with the regular fast.
You might think fasting is hard, but it’s very simple, you don’t have to count calories except you are already fasting while you sleep. The body repairs at night, intermittent fasting allows energy to be used in other parts of the body for rejuvenation, instead of digestion.
The health benefits of fasting
There is scientific research that proves that intermittent fasting has many health benefits. By reducing your calorie intake by 30% twice a week, you reduce disease, increase lifespan, and improve your health.
Fasting can reduce age-related illnesses and increase the lifespan of humans according to a study published in the “Journal of Nutrition Biochemistry”. It also improves brain and cardiovascular functions, decreases the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.
Increase weight loss and reduce diabetes
A recent study shows that intermittent fasting can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and help with weight loss. The study also showed how quickly increases longevity, improves health, reduces neurological disorders and diseases.
There is also a study showing that fasting improves neurodegeneration, heart disease, cancer and diabetes in rodents. In humans, it improves rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, hypertension, obesity and delays aging.
In mice causes a significant improvement in learning and memory.
How to do
Fasting is not that difficult, it helps to improve the functioning of the digestive system and to sleep better.
The easiest way to apply it is to start by fasting 16 hours, sleeping and fasting. You can do this by skipping breakfast, eating from noon, and stopping eating at 8 p.m.
Keep in mind that even if you fast for 16 hours and you will not eat any food during this time, you must drink plenty of water. This will help flush all the toxins out of your body and keep your body and brain in good working order.