Intermittent Fasting is one of the most popular ways to lose weight as you can eat any foods as much as you can.
The principle of this method is to eat freely for 8 hours while fasting for remaining 16 hours every day.
Most of people try to do intermittent fasting to lose weight, however this method has many hidden effects as well.
Recently, media called ‘Life Hack’ has introduced 9 advantages of intermittent fasting.
Thus from now on, I will introduce you about the 9 effects of intermittent fasting that we didn’t know.
1. Helps to reduce weight
Fasting is safe and effective method to lose weight. According to various researches, it is possible to burn fat cells effectively if you can fast regularly.
Fasting leads to the consumption of fats as the first priority, for our body’s energy use.
Thus many athletes fast to reduce their body fat percentage before their competition.
2. Prevents skin trouble formation
According to a research, one day of fasting resulted detoxification of our body while improving on organ function including liver and kidney.
Additionally, fasting can free our body from the stress of digesting.
Thus you don’t have to worry about getting skin troubles from toxin or stress.
You could also use the energy allocated for digestion to skin regeneration instead.
3. Leads to longevity
Various researches had proved that one’s life expectancy increases when he/she eats less.
Aging leads to the decline of metabolism.
However eating less leads to effective and fast metabolism by helping our digestive organs.
4. Leads to self-enrichment
You can use more energy throughout the day if your digestive organs are in the status of gastric emptying because digestive organs use the most amount of energy out of all organs in our body.
Thus fasting could make us highly motivated while we are working or having dilettante life.
5. Reduces the risk of getting diabetes
Fasting increases on insulin sensitivity which is effective for diabetes prevention.
Insulin sensitivity describes how sensitive the body is to the effects of insulin. Someone said to be insulin sensitive will require smaller amounts of insulin to lower blood glucose levels than someone who has low sensitivity, and diabetes patients usually have low insulin sensitivity.
Thus if you have high insulin sensitivity, the chance of getting diabetes mellitus type 2 decreases.
6. Increases metabolism speed
Intermittent fasting activates one’s metabolism by allowing effective consumption of calories.
While you are fasting, your digestive organs can have a rest which means that you can use that energy to burn fats.
7. Improves immune system
Fasting improves on inflammatory while preventing cancer cell formation.
Thus wild animals focus on having a rest and fast when they are sick.