Biohacking: How Intermittent Fasting Works

You have probably been hearing a lot about intermittent fasting these days?  And, if you are like me you might be wondering what all the hype is about, if its a really works, and what the benefits are.  Well, it turns out intermittent fasting isn't just a cool trend and there are some amazing benefits.  

I found this great blog by LifeVantage that explains how and why intermittent fasting works.

Read it below: 

Intermittent fasting is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends. It involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating.

Many studies show that intermittent fasting can be a viable strategy to reduce caloric intake, body weight, body fat mass, and improve insulin sensitivity

People have actually been fasting for thousands of year. Sometimes it was done out of necessity when there simply wasn’t any food available.

All kinds of processes in the body change when we don’t eat for a while, in order to allow our bodies to thrive during a period of famine. It also has to do with hormones, genes and important cellular repair processes.

When we fast, we get significant reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as a drastic increase in human growth hormones.

Many people biohack with intermittent fasting in order to lose weight, as it is very simple and effective way to restrict calories and burn fat.

Some research also suggests that can help protect against diseases, including heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and others. For the full article Click Here

 

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