Why is Intermittent fasting is popular ?
Intermittent Fasting ,also known as intermittent energy restriction. It can be defined as various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting and non-voluntary fasting over a given period of time. Usually, it is done for 16/8hours.
Nowadays many people have specially women haven adopted this as their regular routine . Similarly , we can see a lot of YouTube videos, articles regarding intermittent fasting. Moreover social media has influenced many audiences showing its advantage for physical and mental health .
Intermittent Fasting with its pros
- Changes the function of hormones, cells and genes:
Well, When you don’t eat for a while, several things happen in your body. For example, your body changes hormone levels to make stores body fat more accessible and initiates important cellular repair processes. Hence ,some of the changes that occur in the body during fasting are insulin levels, human growth hormone, cellular repair and many more .
2. Helps you to lose weight :
The main objective of this fasting is losing weight . Generally speaking, it will make you eat fewer meals. Unless you compensate bye eating much more during he other meals , you’ll end up taking in fewer calories. Additionally, it enhances hormone function to facilitate weight loss. Lower insulin levels , higher HGH levels etc.
3. Reduce stress:
Oxidative stress involves unstable molecules called free radicals. Free radicals react with other important molecules , such as protein and DN, and damage them . It helps to reduce this type of stress.
4. Beneficial for heart health:
This fasting improves numerous different risk factors, including various heart disease. Heart disease overall the world has been increasing day by day which has been killing a lot of people.
Intermittent fasting and its cons
As every thing has two sides Intermittent fasting has both positive and negative affects on health. Some of the side effects are :
- Digestive issues
- Bad breath
When to see doctor before intermittent fasting?
Contact your doctor before starting intermittent fasting if you have conditions such as:
- Eating disorders.
- Problems regulating blood sugar
- Woman having history of amenorrhea
- Woman trying to conceive
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Low blood pressure
- Taking any medicines for long time
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