Intermittent fasting, why it is good for our body
When it comes to nutrition, one of the recurring themes of the last period is the fasting. According to studies it has in fact been shown that fasting is good for our body Because undergoing prolonged calorie restriction for 16 hours leads to a bodily regeneration and a subsequent elimination of toxins and damaged cells to make room for new healthy cells. As with any diet regimen avoid starting a do-it-yourself diet, first hear from a doctor or nutritionist.
This fasting is called intermittent fasting
This fasting is called intermittent fasting and consists precisely of alternating hours in which one can eat and hours in which to practice fasting.
There are several patterns that can be followed, for example the 16/8 pattern in which one fasts for 16 hours a day and eats meals “spread out” over the remaining 8 hours: ideally, one should end the day’s meals with at lunch at 2 to 3 p.m.m. and then fast until the next breakfast/lunch.
It can be done two days a week because studies have shown that these timings lead to improvement in inflammatory status and metabolic disorders (hypertension, insulin resistance, cholesterol and obesity).
But fasting appears to have a positive impact
But fasting also seems to have a positive impact on more serious diseases: arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout and recurrent cystitis. Anyone can practice intermittent fasting except children, debilitated patients or the elderly.
It is also not indicated for patients with thyroid dysfunction, gastrointestinal system and endocrine dysfunction.
In fact, in the long run, these people may experience problems such as amenorrhea (disappearance of the cycle) and slowed thyroid function.
In any case it is always best to seek consultation with your physician before starting.
However, the advice is to carry out intermittent fasting as part of a healthy and controlled lifestyle: thus, healthy eating, limiting the consumption of sugar and industrial and refined products, but also physical activity, abandoning sedentaryness and exercising.