We are presenting you an infographic published by The Renegade Pharmacist which outlines several different health benefits that fasting can have on your body. Most of the researchers in this field recommend intermittent fasting – a diet plan where you eat healthy in between a 7-8 hours window, and then fast for the rest of the time. A deeper research is still needed in order to better understand fasting, but studies done so far are bringing promising results.

As an example, a recent research has shown that cycles of prolonged fasting protect against immune system damage and induce immune system regeneration, which means that fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system.

Moreover, according to Mark Mattson’s TED talk, who is the Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging, fasting also has remarkable effects on the brain. In his papers, Mark discusses how fasting twice a week could significantly lower the risk of developing both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

What Happens To Your Body When You Don’t Eat For 16 Hours

effects of fasting

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1. Stabilizes insulin levels

2. Gives you more energy

3. Dramatically reduces the risk of chronic diseases & obesity.

4. Stops sugar cravings & hunger pangs

5. Boosts growth hormone naturally

6. Lowers triglycerides & prevents Alzheimer’s

7. Reduces free radical cell damage

8. Better brain health

A study conducted in 2006 shows that if you don’t eat for 10 to 16 hours, your body will go to its fat stores for energy, and fatty acids called ketones will be released into the bloodstream. According to Mattson, this process has been shown to protect memory and learning functionality, as well as slow disease processes in the brain.

Sources:

http://therenegadepharmacist.com/benefitsoffasting/

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/06/28/intermittent-fasting-health-benefits.aspx#_edn4

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We are presenting you an infographic published by The Renegade Pharmacist which outlines several different health benefits that fasting can have on your body. Most of the researchers in this field recommend intermittent fasting - a diet plan where you eat healthy in between a 7-8 hours window, and...