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Intermittent Fasting - A Better way of Health

One of the most effective way to reduce fat now-a-days is Intermittent fasting. This diet has been gaining in popularity in recent year due to it simplicity and restriction free non fating duration.

Intermittent fasting is not only helpful in reducing weight it also helps in other improvements in the body. It is generally observed in people who follow IF for atleast 3-5 months, have positive effect on their overall endurance and fitness levels. IF has been shown to improve conditions like fatty liver.

IF & Cholesterol

Regular IF has been shown to lower cholesterol levels in patients who are suffering from high cholesterol levels.

There have positive changes in the people who suffer from insomnia and an overall sleep of all those who follow IF. Deep sleep is shown to increase in people who follow their natural circadian clocks.

Many studies are quit clear on the health benefits of fasting due to caloric restrictions even on healthy people and markers of a longer life is also shown to improve in bodies due to IF.

IF: Hormonal Harmony

IF also affect the hormones in the body. IF promotes low levels of Insulin in the body, which promotes fat burning in the body. During fasting body send noradrenaline, an hormone which sends signals to fatty cells in the body to break down for energy consumption for the body.

IF against Diabetes

Intermittent fast’s time restriction haven been to show improve and prevent conditions like diabetes in rodents in studies, although human tests are not conclusive enough but all signs point towards a positive outcome.

IF for Body Builders

IF for body builder and people who like to maintain muscle mass. Fasting usually reduces your body’s muscle mass as well, some recent studies have shown that IF is actually help in promoting the muscle mass in body. A very recent study has shown that restricted food intake due to IF decreases body fats but restricts the muscle mass loss due to fasting.

One of the biggest facet of IF is that it a simple to follow diet, either you’re eating or not eating, this simplicity is really helping lakhs of people all across the globe. According to Dietitians and Nutritionists at Healthyfy Solutions the best diet to follow is the one which you can stick to, and this diet is really one such diet.

IF for Brain and Cancer

IF improves various metabolic functions in the bodies which are good for the brain. IF is shown to improve BDNF(brain derived neurotrophic

factor) whose deficiency is associated with depression and other brain related conditions. An article on brain stroke found that IF and calorie restriction in general may provide a protective mechanism for the brain. In cases where stroke occurs, it seems eating this way pre-stroke may secure off against brain injuries.

Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells, IF is shown to reduces factors and nourishment of these fast growing cells. Studies also suggests that IF may also reduce tumor growth and could help prevent recurrences of breast cancer.

IF at Cellular Levels

One of the stepping stone towards getting old and chronic diseases is oxidative stress of cells which is caused due to excess of free radicals in the cells. Free radicals reacts with DNS and proteins which crates stress at cellular levels in the body. Recent studies have been able to show the benefits of IF in controlling oxidative stress in the body as IF reduces free radicals in the body.

Additionally, studies show that intermittent fasting can help fight inflammation, another key driver of all sorts of common diseases.

Another great advantage of IF as shown in many studies is the help that IF gives body to repair itself at cellular levels.

IF for Heart Health

One of the biggest reason of uncalled death among people across the globe is heart aliments. There are many markers in a body which is having a weaker heart or suffering from heart aliments. IF is shown to improve various risk factors which causes one’s heart to fail.

Additionally, IF has also shown promising results on controlling High Blood pressure in patents suffering from high blood pressure.

In Conclusion although IF is a very promising diet for it ease of use and other benefits, all these results should be taken with a grain of salt as intermittent fasting is not medically approved anywhere and new adopter should always seek medical advice prior to actually adopting it.

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