What Happens to Your Body when You Do not Eat for 16 Hours

In this article, we decided to share an infographic created by Niraj Naik who runs a blog known as The Renegade Pharmacist. This infographic contains the numerous potential health advantages of fasting. A lot of scientists from this field highly recommend the intermittent fasting during which one eats healthy in between an 8-hour window, for example, from 12 to 8 and then the rest of the time is dedicated to fasting. Despite the known benefits from experiments, there is still need of additional research that will help understand fasting much better.

Research on Fasting

According to newest research, cycles of prolonged fasting keeps one safe from immunity damage and contributes to its rejuvenation. During fasting, as researchers suggest, the stem cells change from a dormant to a self-renewal phase. Did you know that fasting is also known to have amazing effects on the brain? Namely, several papers discuss that fasting two times per week may significantly minimize the chance of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The Infographic

Other Benefits of Fasting

  • Cleanses the body of toxins and accumulated waste in the organs
  • Has a positive effect on the mental well-being because it elevates the level of endorphins
  • Betters the blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • May decrease the chance of diabetes among individuals at a high risk by regulating the insulin levels
  • It can contribute to weight loss by helping the body burn fat as an energy source
  • Supplies you with more energy and you can get more things done
  • Reduces sugar cravings
  • Betters the growth hormone and plays a pivotal role in health, fitness, and prevention of premature aging
  • Minimizes the free radical damage; you will look and feel younger
  • It may be a potential cancer therapy because fasting slows down the growth of tumors and slows down their spreading

Important to note:

  • If you want to try out fasting, make sure you first consult your physician or a certified nutritionist so that you can adhere to it in the right way
  • Avoid fasting if you are: underweight, younger than the age of 18, pregnant, if you suffer from diabetes type 1 or if you are recovering from a surgery

Check out the video below if you want to learn more about the health benefits of fasting:



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