Intermittent fasting is an ancient health secret. It is ancient because it has been carried out throughout the history of humanity. And it is secret because until recently this custom has been practically forgotten, especially with regard to health.
Reduces cellular aging
Maintaining good cellular health is key not only to aging healthier - and slowly - but also to reducing the risk of some diseases. As indicated by research conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, intermittent fasting may improve cellular health.
According to these researchers, this cellular enhancement could influence sugar regulation, increase resistance to stress, and reduce inflammation.
May relieve symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Although it is a disease that, today, has no cure, efforts are focused on ensuring that the symptoms affect the people who suffer from it as little as possible and help them maintain a good quality of life for as long as possible. Research by the University of Baltimore found in 2018 that intermittent fasting could help reduce symptoms in a very short time.
It would reduce the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases
This same year, a very extensive review of the latest studies on intermittent fasting was published in the journal Science. Among other things, they have found that the results support a possible influence of intermittent fasting in reducing risk factors related to cardiovascular diseases, as well as metabolic ones. Not only that, but it could even reverse some of the consequences already caused by them.
Improvements in brain neuroplasticity
Good brain neuroplasticity allows, among other things, neurons to regenerate anatomically and functionally. In this way, it facilitates the formation of new synaptic connections.
That is, a good neuroplasticity will influence the health of our brain. Research published in PubMed finds that intermittent fasting may help improve neuroplasticity.