Intermittent fasting involves cycling between periods of fasting and eating. Fasting is the voluntary avoidance of food for spiritual, health, or other reasons. This should not be done by someone who is underweight or a pregnant or nursing mother or individuals with medical conditions.
Some popular approaches to intermittent fasting include:
Alternate day fasting. Eat a normal diet one day and either completely fast or have one small meal the next day.
5:2 fasting. Eat a normal diet five days a week and fast two days a week.
Daily time-restricted fasting. Eat normally but only within an eight-hour window each day. For example, skip breakfast but eat lunch around noon and dinner by 8 p.m.
Intermittent fasting has some health benefits which can not be ignored. See below some of these benefits:
Several individuals who try Intermittent fasting do so to lose weight. Normally, Intermittent fasting reduces the amount of meals and individuals has except you try to compensate by overeating during your next meals.
Intermittent fasting helps increase your metabolic rate which essentially results in burning more calories.
With the rate of heart disease on the rise. Intermittent fasting has been shown to help reduce different risk factors such as Blood pressure and blood sugar level. Some studies have found that fasting can help decrease levels of inflammation and help promote better health.
Intermittent fasting improves various metabolic features known to be important for brain health by reducing oxidative stress, blood sugar levels and inflammation.
Because fasting also help relieve inflammation, it could also aid in preventing Neuro-degenerative disorders.
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