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The power of intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting has been the up and coming trend for health enthusiasts. Results show tremendous weight loss in short periods of time. However, not everyone knows the full internal health benefits it has. Lets dive into the science of intermittent fasting so that you can have a grasp on how it works internally.
When you are fasting (not eating), this state causes your body to be put under mild stress. This then forces your body to release the stored energy, which is taken from fat cells, to fuel itself. At this point, there are certain things that are happening in your body that has many health benefits. Fasting decreases inflammation by suppressing the release of pro-inflammatory interleukin-6 and tumour necrosis factor alpha. Fasting also reduces free radical damage, level of IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth hormone 1), tumour progression and cancer risk. IGF-1 acts like insulin, which…
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