Intermittent fasting is thought to have many benefits. These benefits may include but are not limited to weight loss, gastrointestinal health, inflammation reduction, and even disease reversal. Additionally, there are many different types of intermittent fasting. Read on to discover the potential benefits of intermittent fasting and to decide if it is right for you.
Fasting is not a new concept. It has been around for centuries. Fasting has been done for health benefits, religious reasons, and out of pure necessity due to famine. Recently, there has been an increase in the popularity of intermittent fasting for its health benefits and weight loss.
The effects of fasting on the body may provide many benefits. One of the most popular reasons for intermittent fasting is weight loss. When an individual shortens the length of time that they eat during the day, they will likely consume fewer calories, leading to weight loss. Intermittent fasting may also allow the body to more efficiently repair damaged cells and DNA which could reduce inflammation within the body and prevent or reverse diseases, such as diabetes or cancer. When an individual fasts, it also allows their digestive system to take a break. When the digestive system is overloaded, gastrointestinal issues can be the result. Fasting may also slow down the process of aging, assist with skin issues, and improve brain function.
Excerpted from You Beauty