Why Fasting Will Greatly Benefit Your Longevity

Robin
4 min readNov 17, 2022

With intermittent fasting, you only eat during a specific time. Fasting for a certain number of hours each day or eating just one meal a couple of days a week can help your body burn fat. And scientific evidence points to some health benefits, as well.

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Several studies have shown that fasting can improve blood glucose control, which could be particularly beneficial for people at risk of diabetes.

A study of 10 people with type 2 diabetes showed that short-term intermittent fasting significantly lowered blood glucose levels.

Another study found that both intermittent fasting and alternate fasting were as effective as calorie restriction in reducing insulin resistance.

Reducing insulin resistance can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin, allowing it to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells more efficiently. Combined with the potential blood sugar-lowering effects of fasting, this could help keep blood sugar levels steady and avoid spikes and crashes.

One in three Americans is prediabetic.

Research shows that inflammation may be involved in the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

Some studies have found that fasting can help lower inflammation levels and improve health.

A study of 50 healthy adults showed that month-long intermittent fasting significantly lowered levels of inflammatory markers.

Another small study found the same effect when participants fasted 12 hours a day for one month.

In addition, an animal study found that a very low-calorie diet that mimicked the effects of fasting lowered inflammation levels and was beneficial in treating multiple sclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease.

A small study found that eight weeks of alternate fasting reduced levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood by 25% and 32%, respectively.

Another study of 110 obese adults showed that three weeks of fasting under medical…

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Robin

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