Today we are going to take a look at fasting as one of the key interventions to improving health and longevity.
Obesity is now surpassing hunger as a global health crisis, and is responsible for disability and chronic illness around the world.There is strong evidence supporting the human body cannot run optimally when continuously fed, increasing risks for chronic degenerative disease. Research has confirmed many biological repair and rejuvenation processes take place in the absence of food.
Ultimately, fasting may be a key intervention to improve overall health.
Fasting is when you abstain from food either for a large part of each day, or a few days each week or month. It is one of the oldest dietary interventions in the world, and modern science is endorsing its profound benefits influencing health and longevity. There are a variety of types of fasting, however; the leading component is the cycling of eating and fasting. By copying the eating habits of our ancestors, you restore your body to a more natural state; influencing a wide array of biochemical benefits to occur.
The benefits of fasting include:
- Reversal of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes
- Weight loss and improved body composition
- Decreased risk for heart disease and cancer
- Improved cognitive function
- Increased longevity
If you are thinking about integrating fasting into your life, check with your doctor if you have any underlying health conditions.
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