Fasting is not only good for spiritual reasons but studies show that it’s healthy too.
Below are Health reasons we should also honor our body in doing a fast:
Intermittent Fasting Induces Various Cellular Repair Processes
- When we fast, the cells in the body initiate a cellular “waste removal” process called autophagy
- This involves the cells breaking down and metabolizing broken and dysfunctional proteins that build up inside cells over time.
- Increased autophagy may provide protection against several diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Intermittent Fasting May Help Prevent Cancer
- Cancer is a terrible disease, characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells.
- Fasting has been shown to have several beneficial effects on metabolism that may lead to reduced risk of cancer.
- There is also some evidence on human cancer patients, showing that fasting reduced various side effects of chemotherapy.
Intermittent Fasting is Good For Your Brain
- Several studies in rats have shown that intermittent fasting may increase the growth of new nerve cells, which should have benefits for brain function.
- It also increases levels of a brain hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) a deficiency of which has been implicated in depression and various other brain problems.
Intermittent Fasting May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s disease is the world’s most common neurodegenerative disease.
- There is no cure available for Alzheimer’s, so preventing it from showing up in the first place is critical.
- A study in rats shows that intermittent fasting may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or reduce its severity.
Intermittent Fasting May Extend Your Lifespan, Helping You Live Longer
- One of the most exciting applications of intermittent fasting may be its ability to extend lifespan.
- Studies in rats have shown that intermittent fasting extends lifespan in a similar way as continuous calorie restriction.
- In some of these studies, the effects were quite dramatic. In one of them, rats that fasted every other day lived 83% longer than rats who weren’t fasted.
- Given the known benefits for metabolism and all sorts of health markers, it makes sense that intermittent fasting could help you live a longer and healthier life.
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