Fasts can be the most simple and effective way to improve your health. It has even used in many cultures and religions since the beginning of time.
There are many types of fasting. Some of the common ones are
- water fasting
- Fast mimicking
- juice /broth fasting
- intermittent fasting
- dry fasting
- calorie restriction
When implementing with healthy lifestyle incorporating a fast that can work for you could be highly beneficial.
BENEFITS OF FAST
AUTOPHAGY AND DECREASE INFLAMMATORY MARKERS
Autophagy is the body’s self-cleaning system, allowing you to clear out old and damaged cells. When this is occurring the body is removing cellular debris and use them for energy. Those bad cells are the ones that could lead to many different health ailments in the body, including food allergies, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cancer etc.
It can also turn down an overactive immune system which is responsible for autoimmune conditions.
REDUCE INSULIN RESISTANCE
Fasting may promote blood sugar control. Decreasing insulin resistance can increase your body’s sensitivity to insulin. This allows the cells of the body to use blood glucose more effectively.
MANAGE HEALTHY WEIGHT, BOOST METABOLISM AND BUILD MUSCLE
Refraining your self from eating certain foods, and decreasing the daily calorie intake can lead to a weight loss.
More excitingly short term fasting may even increase metabolism as a result of an increase in serum norepinephrine.
A study also shows time restricted eating reduce body weight and fat mass percentage with no change in fat-free mass.
The fasting also leads to a major increase in Human Growth Hormone levels after 2-3 day of fasting as well as using intermittent fasting protocol. Growth Hormone plays a key role in muscle growth, body composition and metabolism.
When fasting your cells become more sensitive to hormones and able to listen to them more effectively.
RAISE IN STEM CELLS AND EXTEND LONGEVITY
Many animal studies have shown a potential correlation between fasting and lifespan expansion.
One of the reasons may be that there is a rise in stem cells during and after a fast. This could decrease inflammation and pains in areas of past injuries and support the healing process as well as the regeneration of the younger cells in the body.
Fasting can give your body a break from digesting food, allowing the body to heal and repair the body, including the gut lining.
24-46 hour fast can promote bacterial clearance. bad bacteria tend to starve more quickly than healthy bacteria, leaving them to colonise.
All of these benefits are shown in shorter fasting protocols like time restricted eating/feeding but the real magic happens when you are on the prolonged fasting , more than 48 hours.
Trust me, I have done 3 and 5 day water fast, and it is not easy, especially when you are still wanting to have your life to live, and responsibilities. It is why I was, so many fasting enthusiasts were excited about FAST MIMICKING DIET.
It was discovered by a biologist called Valter Longo. He found that you can eat a small amount of food with a specific macro in mind and still expect the benefits of water fasting. This makes it much more accessible for more people and also much safer.
Our 5 DAY ADVANCED RESET is based on fast mimicking diet protocol offering these amazing health benefits mentioned above. But it is much more than that.
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