Wanna learn about one of the most amazing benefits of intermittent fasting?
Autophagy is the body's own cleansing process in which damaged cells are cleared about and replaced with new, healthy ones.
So what does autophagy have to do with intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting promotes the process of autophagy and gives the body a chance to regenerate those shiny new cells. A healthy body is a perfect balance between eating and fasting. We recommend starting with a more gentle fast such as the 12:12 method (12 hours of eating and 12 hours of fasting) and slowly working your way up to a shorter eating window and a longer fasting phase. Practicing fasting more often will make it more likely for you to achieve autophagy.
To find out more, check out this short yet informative YouTube video we've created on this topic: What is Autophagy?
Does autophagy help prevent disease?
Since the autophagy process was discovered not too long ago, more studies are needed to confirm all its amazing effects on our bodies. Current science suggests that autophagy helps prevent many diseases as well as slow down the natural aging process by helping our cells thoroughly eliminate toxins.
Some studies have proven that intermittent fasting positively affects diabetes as it tackles insulin resistance (when your cells can’t use glucose so it builds up in your blood).
Check out some super interesting studies here: