What’s Intermittent Fasting About?

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4 Amazing Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Brain Health

A recent study by the National Institute of Health shows an increase of a brain hormone called BDNF(1). The increase may aid in the growth of new nerve cells and may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

May Help to Fight Cancer

Another study by the NIH(2) suggests that the lifespan of animals with cancer was increased with mild dietary restrictions. This study suggests that IF may inhibit cancer growth and enhance survival of those affected by it.

Heart Health

A study by Science Direct(3) suggests that IF may reduce blood triglycerides, insulin resistance and LDL cholesterol, which are all factors of heart disease.

Weight Loss

Following any IF program will help you reduce your daily calorie intake. By limiting the number of calories you eat in a day, you’ll notice a decrease in belly fat and overall weight loss.

The 3 types of Intermittent Fasting

The 16/8

This method of fasting involves you only eating for an 8 hour period during the day.

Eat-Stop-Eat

This method involves fasting for 24 hours, twice per week.

The 5/2

This method is similar to the Eat-Stop-Eat method of fasting. You eat the way you normally would 5 days a week and eat a smaller number of calories 2 days a week.

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