How Intermittent Fasting can Improve your Health

With the diet trends out in the world today... one of the most effective is Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent fasting has many benefits to improve your health... read on!!


What is intermittent fasting?


Intermittent fasting is the ability of the body to adapt to a period of fasting. It’s a process that allows your body to get used to fasting and become less hungry, allowing you to follow a more healthy diet and increase your energy levels.


Let’s look at how intermittent fasting can help you...


Intermittent fasting - Weight Loss!!


The most appealing health benefit of Intermittent Fasting is:


Weight loss - The higher calorie deficit and more consistent periods of fasting cause weight loss. When you fast, you increase the burning of fat. Also, intermittent fasting can help you burn more fat because your body can adapt to eating fewer calories.


How does it work?


Fasting is depriving your body of calories for a set sum of time. Although most people consider this to be a “fast”, it is not in the traditional sense. Comparatively, a diet in which you limit the number of calories you eat throughout the day. These “fasts” can last anywhere from 4 to 16 hours per day, depending on the amount of fasting you choose. Fasting for 10 hours or longer is a “fast”.


After 6 weeks of intermittent fasting, we saw major improvements in body composition. Individuals lost 10 pounds on average, not only lean body mass but fat mass.


Why is intermittent fasting good for you?

Intermittent fasting increases insulin sensitivity and insulin requirements for growth of new red blood cells. This increase helps in fighting off a good deal of different health and diet related ailments.

Studies show that intermittent fasting increases total body oxidised LDL cholesterol.


In comparison, only low-glycemic index diets have a protective effect on total body oxidised LDL cholesterol. We highly recommended intermittent fasting for people with diabetes... or diabetes in their families.


The participants in these studies used two different intermittent fasting: prolonged and alternate day fasting.


Benefits of intermittent fasting


Improving metabolism

Increase in fat-burning hormones

Increased metabolic rate

Reducing oxidative stress

Reducing risk of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases

Improve body composition and muscle mass

Increase in lean muscle mass

Increasing bone density

Improve sleep quality

Helping to prevent and treat anemia

Improved blood sugar control

No extra carbohydrate load

Provides full or partial fasting



Conclusion


With all the trendy diets out there, “Intermittent Fasting” stands out for its real life benefits. Intermittent Fasting not only helps you lose unwanted weight but still has countless other health benefits.


-ArqFit

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