Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
By Parul Dube
Intermittent fasting entails refraining from eating for a set period of time, either partially or totally. It is far superior to many other types of calorie-restricting diets.
Weight Loss and Control on Obesity
A study on intermittent fasting found that it resulted in a significant 3-8 percent weight loss in 6-24 weeks. Furthermore, this study found that participants lost 4-7 percent of their waist fat.
Combating Type 2 Diabetes
Intermittent fasting helps to effectively lower blood sugar levels by promoting insulin resistance.
Management of Heart Health
Blood triglycerides, inflammatory markers, and LDL cholesterol levels are only a few of the risk factors related with heart health that intermittent fasting drastically reduces.
One of the most intriguing and well studied effects of intermittent fasting is likely its propensity to help people live longer.
Increase in Cell Turnover
By encouraging autophagy, intermittent fasting aids in the body's detoxification process.
Reduced Inflammation and Protection Against Cancer
They showed lower levels of blood pressure, body fat, and pro-inflammatory markers during the fasting period. Additionally, fasting every other day reduces risk of cancer.
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