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Fasting good or bad

Fasting good or bad

Fasting has become increasingly accepted with time especially among the health community. While health practitioners are afraid to recommend eating less because of the stamina involved, it still does not elevate the incredible benefits of fasting when used sensibly.

In this blog, we will explore 10 benefits of fasting that will surprise you:-

  1. Fasting helps weight loss

Fasting can be a secure way to lose weight. Many studies have indicated that intermediate fasting that is controlled within a set number of hours allows the body to burn through fat cells more beneficially than just consistent dieting.

Intermediate fasting allows the body to use fat as it is the primary source of energy instead of sugar. Many athletes now use fasting as means to hit low body fat percentage for competitions.

  1. Fasting improves insulin sensitivity

Fasting has a positive effect on insulin sensitivity allowing you to tolerate CHL (sugar) better than if you did not fast. A study showed that after a period of fasting, insulin becomes more effective in telling cells to take up glucose from the blood.

  1. Fasting speeds up the metabolism

Intermediate fasting gives your digestive system a rest and this can energize your metabolism to burn more calories more efficiently. If your digestion is poor, this can affect your ability to metabolize food and burn fats fastest can regulate your digestion and promote healthy bowel function, thus improving your metabolic function.

  1. Fasting promotes longevity

It is said that the less you eat the longer you live. Studies have shown how the life span of people in certain cultures increases due to their diets. We need not live among a foreign community to enjoy the benefits of fasting. One of the primary consequences of aging is a slower metabolism. The less you eat, the less toll it took on your digestive system.

  1. Fasting improves hunger

If you eat a meal every 3 to 4 hours, you can never experience real hunger.

For a fact, to experience true hunger, it would take anything from 12 hours to even 24 hours. Fasting helps to revive the hormones in your body.

  1. Fasting improves you’re eating patterns

Fasting can be a helpful practice for those who suffer from binge eating and for those who find it difficult to establish a correct eating pattern due to work and other priorities. Fasting in the afternoon will allow you to eat at a set time that fits you and your lifestyle.

  1. Fasting improves brain function

Fasting improves brain function as it boosts the production of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF activates brain stem cells to convert into new neurons and triggers numerous other chemicals that promote neural health. This protein also protects your brain cells from associated diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  1. Fasting improves your immune system

Intermediate fasting reduces free radical damage, regulates inflammatory conditions in the body, and thus starves Cancer cell formation.

  1. Fasting contributes to self-enlightenment

When your stomach is empty, many people feel more connected to life during practices, reading, meditation, yoga, martial arts, etc. Less active food in the digestive system makes room for more energy in the body. The most energy absorbing system in the body is the digestive system.

  1. Fasting helps clear the skin and prevent acne

Fasting can help clear the skin because with the body temporally free and relaxed from digestion it is able to focus on its regenerative energy on other systems.

All it is said that fasting is good, but if you have any health issues, please contact your nearest dietician or your EECP heart hospital in Jaipur.

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