By Sneha Ghosh
Intermittent fasting can improve insulin sensitivity, blood sugar levels, and lipid profiles, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
During fasting periods, insulin levels decrease, leading the body to tap into stored fat for energy.
Studies have shown that intermittent fasting may help preserve muscle mass due to the release of growth hormone and the body’s adaptive response to fasting.
Research suggests that fasting can increase adrenaline and noradrenaline levels, leading to heightened alertness and energy during workouts.
During fasting periods, the body undergoes autophagy, a process that removes damaged cells and promotes cellular repair, which can contribute to overall health and longevity.
Studies suggest that intermittent fasting may reduce markers of inflammation in the body, leading to improved overall health and a lower risk of chronic diseases.
Intermittent fasting may support brain health by increasing the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is crucial for learning and memory.
Intermittent fasting has been associated with reduced blood pressure, LDL cholesterol levels, and triglycerides, contributing to better heart health.