Many studies and ongoing research prove that fasting – the voluntary abstention from solid food and stimulants for a limited period – has tremendous health benefits. Here is a list of some of the physical benefits.
When you fast, you …
- increase human growth hormone. Your cells also initiate critical cellular repair processes and change which genes they express.
- consume fewer calories while boosting your metabolism. It is a very effective tool for losing weight and belly fat.
- will lower your blood sugar levels to help to protect against type 2 diabetes.
- reduce oxidative damage and inflammation in your body. This slowing down can improve numerous risk factors for heart disease, such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglycerides and inflammatory markers.
- trigger a metabolic pathway called autophagy, which removes waste material from cells. Autophagy involves breaking down cells and metabolizing and recycling broken and dysfunctional proteins that build up inside cells over time.
- increase the growth of new neurons, which helps protect the brain from damage.
- help protect yourself against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
- trigger processes which may extend your lifespan and help you stay younger, longer.
- will slow down ageing and the development of numerous diseases.