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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Did You Know That Fasting Can Lead To Some Health Benefits?
Original source : http://www.gaviscon.com.my Posted : July 2014 Author : the admin
Ramadan is the time of religious fasting for muslims. It
means one month of fasting and then breaking the fast with your family and
friends. More and more people are fasting not only during Ramadan. Fasting has
long been only associated with religious rituals and diets. Research even shows
routine periodic fasting is also good for your health. Many people don't know
about the impacts of fasting on the body, so here some effects of fasting on
Short-term fasting might trigger autophagy, the progress
when cells recycle waste material, downregulate wasteful processes, and repair
themselves. Fasting can increase levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
(BDNF), which is a protein that interacts with the parts of the brain that
regulate memory, learning, and higher cognitive function. Low levels of BDNF
might be connected to Alzheimer's.
It decreases caloric intake and lowers weight gain.
Moreover, it might decrease the risk of metabolic disease. In addition, it can
increase fat burning while sparing lean mass.
Intermittent fasting helps to improve insulin sensitivity
and to reduce insulin resistance.
Fasting causes hunger or stress. In response, the body releases more
cholesterol, allowing it to utilise fat as a source of fuel, instead of
glucose. The fewer fat cells a body has, the less likely it will experience
insulin resistance, or diabetes. It can lower the risk of coronary artery, too.
Cholesterol, triglyceride and ghrelin:
Fasting raises good and bad cholesterol.
Triglyceride levels decrease which reduces the risk of heart diseases. Fasting increases the level of ghrelin (the hunger hormone) to reduce