What Are the Real Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

Anti-aging is one of the more popular health benefits of intermittent fasting, but beyond these effects on aging and longevity, there are many other health benefits and they can be pretty impressive.

Promotes Weight Loss

Overall, intermittent fasting tends to make people eat fewer meals. Unless you compensate by eating more food during the allotted time frame, you likely will lose weight.

When you stop eating for a half day or longer, your body begins to undergo cell repair that removes waste material from cells. Fasting also can increase the body’s secretion of growth hormones, which boost fat burning and muscle gain. Insulin levels also decline significantly, which enhances fat burning. Meanwhile, norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels rise, which increases the metabolism of fat that can then be used as energy by the body.

Excerpted from The Epoch Times

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