The truth about intermittent fasting

The truth about intermittent fasting

A guide to its health benefits and risks

Understanding intermittent fasting.

Advocates say that it can promote steady weight loss, prolong your lifespan, give you better sleep, and improve your quality of life.

Cynics say that it’s just another form of calorie restriction and that when it isn’t done correctly, intermittent fasting can be dangerous.

What do scientific studies actually tell us?

This article for the Food Revolution Network provides us with the information.

Intermittent fasting (also known as time-restricted
eating) is basically a schedule that divides your day into two parts: an eating
window and a non-eating (fasting) window.

Types:

·        
12/12 method

·        
16/8 method

·        
Alternate day fasting

·        
5:2 diet

·        
24-hour fast

 

Benefits:

1.      
May support sustainable weight loss

2.     
May extend your lifespan

3.     
May improve insulin sensitivity

4.     
May have protective benefits for your heart

5.     
May improve sleep habits

6.     
May improve the health of your gut

 

While you might experience a number of health benefits from
intermittent fasting, there are also some potential downsides to consider.

Intermittent fasting is a popular health and wellness trend,
and studies show that it might be helpful for weight loss, gut health, heart
health, blood sugar balance, sleep, and even expanded life expectancy.

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out the whole article.

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