Does Fasting Help to Lose Weight? Fasting Health Benefits

Fasting is an ancient practice followed by many centuries in India. It is always said that conducting fasting intermittently improves your body functionality.

Fasting usually performed in between 24-72 hrs., more we perform regularly better health benefits we will achieve. Intermittent fasting contains keeping period of eating and fasting which ranges from a few hours to days.

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There are many health benefits associated with intermittent fast which we must know.

  1. Improves Body Structure

Most of the people do fasting to lose their weight, and fasting helps in body structure and in fitness in several ways. This directly assists in the action of controlling hormones and fat metabolism.

  1. Improves Satiety of Stomach

Leptin is a hormone which makes helps you in making how full you feel. It also affects on hunger level and post-meal satisfaction. Performing intermittent fasting drops your leptin level initially. As weight decreases leptin resistance decreases. Then after response to leptin signals gets activated and this helps in weight loss.

  1. Metabolism

As we know leptin hormone sensitivity gets improved after fasting; this also increases thyroid hormone production. This boosts your metabolism rate.

  1. Fat Loss and Ketosis State

Ketosis is a state which will be achieved through healthy diet practices or eating healthy fats.

It is also considered a fat burning stage. Whenever the body gets excess fats, it will be stored near to organs like liver, kidney. Performing fasting practice helps in drastic lose in fats around this organ. One of the studies also states that fasting improves metabolism rate considerably.

  1. Insulin Control

Fasting process makes insulin secretion at a lower level because we are not feeding to our body. At this point, the lower level of hormone increases higher sensitivity with increasing insulin resistance. Also, this makes the body to use excessive fats stored in the body.

  1. Improvement in Cardiovascular health

People who are suffering from high cholesterol level, fasting improves this cardiovascular health in terms of health and function, blood composition, blood pressure

  1. Lowers Blood Pressure

Most of the time people experience in decreasing the blood pressure but not drastically, and it’s because of no salt intake and losing salt from the body through urine.

  1. Lowers Blood sugar Level

Fasting reduces and maintains blood sugar level in the body, any time at initial stage we face decreases in energy level that’s because of sugar level in our body drops down, and it gets stabilize if we perform this regularly.

  1. Decreases Inflammation

There are many reasons behind the inflammation, first and foremost reason behind inflammation is the food we intake and our diet practices. Most common diet includes a major portion of refined oil, sugar, meat, alcohol, junk foods, etc. With this food metabolic reaction generates free radicals and oxides. Keeping gap with fasting process prevents this reaction. Also in another way fasting controls hormone imbalance overall this avoids inflammation in our body.

  1. Improves Brain Functionality

Yes, fasting helps in brain functionality as well; it acts as a growth factor to the brain. One research study also has shown that it effects on brain aging. It also boosts neurogenesis, which helps in the formation of new cells. It also increases the BDFN(Brain-derived-neurotropic factor); this allows in neurons connection together.

 

Intermittent fasting is nowadays trending and has multiple benefits which facilitate human life.

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