Posted By Charlotte

Posted: 09/Aug/18

5 Incredible Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. The most popular ratio is 16/8; 16 fasting hours and an 8 hour eating window.

You’ll Probably Lose Weight - intermittent fasting promotes eating less due to its small eating window. Other benefits include enhanced hormone function, lowered insulin levels, increased growth hormone and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels. Thus increasing the breakdown of body fat and facilitating its use for energy.

Slows Aging and Increases Lifespan - a Harvard study shows that IF’s food-free period manipulates the energy-producing mitochondria of your cells and increases your lifespan. As you age, your body is in a natural decline that affects your cells. But the study showed that the lower levels of energy produced during fasting times caused the mitochondria to shift and maintain their functions longer than normal to promote healthy aging and a longer lifespan.

Your Brain Will Be Protected - intermittent fasting seems to keep our brains staying younger. It may even protect against neurodegeneration (loss of structure and function of neurons) from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

Fights Cancer - studies have shown that fasting can prevent cancer and even slow or stop its progression, whilst boosting the immune system.

Possible Improvement of Type 2 Diabetes - studies have shown that intermittent fasting helps with weight loss and reduced insulin resistance, both of which are of particular interest for many people with type 2 diabetes or borderline diabetes.

Simply google 'intermittent fasting' for more information.