Intermittent Fasting and You

Apr 06 2021

Human beings eat food at least thrice in today’s time, but when you compare it with animals, they eat when required. It’s because overconsumption gives rise to metabolic morbidities, such as accumulation of fat, insulin resistance, etc., especially in an inactive lifestyle. Initially, there was food scarcity, so humans and animals consumed less, enabling them to function at a higher level. Consequently, it became more comfortable for them to work more efficiently in a fasted or food-deprived state.

About intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) is where people do not eat food from 2 to 21 days. In other terms, intermittent fasting, IF is also known as periodic fasting (PF). In laboratory animals, it has been seen that IF has many beneficial effects on health and fighting diseases. Many age-related problems, like cancers, diabetes, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, stroke, etc., can be eliminated. Various research has claimed that time-restricted feeding, IF, and PF has helped reduce weight and other cardiovascular risks.

Is intermittent fasting necessary?

In IF, the molecular and cellular mechanisms help in fighting diseases. Also, it incorporates the activation of adapting cellular stress while increasing mitochondrial health, Autophagy, and DNA repair. It helps in promoting cell-based regeneration with prolonged metabolic effects.

What are time-restricted feeding and its importance?

In animals, an alternate period of fasting and feeding clashes with sleep. For more than 24 hours of fasting, mammals, humans, etc., enter the metabolic phase where they depend more on the ketone body and less on glucose. Both IF and PF have many benefits and prevent you from many diseases. TRF, time-restricted feeding is where eating food is restricted for a specific time. Here the fasting lasts for at least 12 hours, providing pleiotropic benefits.

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Intermittent Fasting and You