March 20, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Intermittent Fasting–is It Right for You?

Intermittent fasting as a means of weight loss and improving overall health has become a popular practice. The diet involves eating only during specific times and fasting for longer periods between meals. Is intermittent fasting right for you? Understanding fasting and an evaluation of your current state of health can help you know.
Some benefits of intermittent fasting

Reduces inflammatory reactions in the body.
Reduces blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes.
Lowers blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Assists weight loss.
Improves recovery from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
Improves immune rheumatic diseases, such as asthma, multiple sclerosis, and polyarthritis.
Improves side effects of chemotherapy, prevents cancer, and improves survival rates for certain cancers.
Enhances the quality of sleep, skin condition, temper, and digestive function.
Lowers satiety and hunger.
Reduces the risk of tumors and inhibits tumor growth.

During fasting, the body’s function changes from “production mode” to “survival mode,” burning sugar and fat stores. Fasting detoxifies the body, promotes clarity of mind, and boosts energy levels….
Source: The Epoch Times