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What is Intermittent Fasting & its Proven Benefits?

  • 01 Sep 2018
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Are you still stuck in the mindset that eating 6 meals a day strokes some magical metabolic fire and helps to burn more calories?

Undoubtedly, there is quite a negative stigma associated with “not eating.”

Intermittent Fasting is becoming one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry today because it gives tons of health benefits.

There are two types of intermittent fasting. The first is where you fast up to 16 hours which includes your sleeping time and breakfast. Then, you get to eat within a window frame of 4-5 hours. The second is where you fast for 24 hours. This means you do not eat for 24 hours and then eat once.

Astro Ulagam found 10 Proven Benefits of Intermittent Fasting. Although you need to fast for at least 16 hours to torch the fat burning process, you still get to pack your body with all the necessary nutrients during your meal. So, remember to enjoy your food!

1) Weight Loss

Fasting is a great resource for shedding a few pounds. Not only does it help you to naturally eat fewer calories, but when compared to calorie restriction diets, intermittent fasting has proven to be more effective.

 

2) Enhances Resistance to Stress

Intermittent fasting helps to fight free radicals by improving the body’s protective chemicals. This enhances the body’s resistance to harmful stress.

 

3) Prevents Cancer

When people who received 4 cycles of chemo use 48-hour fasting protocols, it minimizes the side effects. Shockingly enough, it also blunts tumor growth.

 

4) Beautiful Skin

Fasting helps the body remove waste, particularly with damaged and dysfunctional cells. This gets rid of acne and gives you a clearer looking skin.

 

5) Improves Insulin Sensitivity

During a fast, insulin is reduced by 20-31%. This is very beneficial to those who are looking to lose weight or who have pre-diabetes or diabetes.

 

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