SLOW THE AGING PROCESS WITH INTERMITTENT FASTING
The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting for Youthful Aging, Using Micronutrient Supplementation Support
There are already several studies showing that caloric restriction can extend the lifespan of many different species, including mammals. Since these studies have proven to work so well on animals, many people are trying to do the same.
Results based on more that 70 years of research show that people who reduced the calories they consumed by just 20% during a period of 2 to 6 years, were able to lose weight and promoted many anti-aging mechanisms in the body.
But just restricting your calories, won’t provide you with the best results.
Cornell University researchers, back in 1934, studied a similar diet on rats. Their diet was severely reduced in calories but maintained micronutrient levels. The results showed that the rats lifespan were twice than what would normally be expected.
And this research is the base to what you probably already heard: “intermittent fasting”, works better than just reducing calories.
There are two different methods for Intermittent Fasting:
* A “Daily Fast”
With the “Daily Fast”, you will stay without eating for 14 to 16 hours a day, and you’ll eat, for example, only dinner and brunch. You need to make sure not to eat anything at least 3 hours before going to bed. When you do this, you’re giving your body the 6 to 8 hours it needs to metabolize stores of carbohydrates and glycogen (the energy in your muscles). When your body finishes the process, it will start burning fat.
* The 5:2 Diet:
With the 5:2 diet, you should fast one or two days, per week. On the other 5 days, you should eat normally.
On the days that you fast you can choose to simply not eat anything or you can reduce your caloric intake to just 500 to 600.
Research has shown that a back to back, 2day fast, burns more visceral fat; the fat that is internal and surrounds the organs. Visceral fat may not be visible to the naked eye, but it’s more of a health concern than subcutaneous fat, and can cause serious health issues. When you see a distended abdomen on a male that appears hard and rounded, almost like a pregnant belly, that is due to visceral fat.
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
* weight loss
* improved brain function
* increased blood sugar control; resets insulin sensitivity
* reduced inflammation
* increased energy
* optimized metabolism
* improved blood pressure
* long-term appetite control
* increased beneficial intestinal bacteria
* better focus
* slower aging
* increased human growth hormone
* more lean muscle mass
* great heart health and endothelial function
Look to Food for Health and healing; not emotional comfort
Look to Food for Health and Healing; not emotional comfort
To achieve optimal results with Intermittent Fasting, you can implement micronutrient support. These foods, besides having a lot of benefits for your health, should be included in your diet. Make sure you add the following:
* Any supplements that include quercetin, pterostilbene, resveratrol, grape seed extract, and black tea extract.
* Omega-3 fatty acids
* Dark chocolate
* Soluble fiber
* black or green tea
By adding these supplements to your Intermittent Fasting, you’ll be able to reduce systemic inflammation as well as improve overall health. Plus, the right supplements can allow your body to fight diseases like cancer, heart disease, obesity, or diabetes, by boosting your immune system.