Numerous studies have revealed that caloric restriction and intermittent fasting extend life and protect against cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Intermittent fasting gives the digestive system the much-needed relief, thus increasing energy levels and promoting cellular health. In addition, fasting improves markers of oxidative stress, which may contribute to prolonged life.
Scientists from the University of Alabama in America conducted experiments in which a small group of obese men with pre-diabetes participated.
The experts recommended the adoption of a method of eating called intermittent fasting, which can help reduce blood pressure, lose weight and extend life, based on the analysis of data from several studies conducted on humans and animals.
Professor Mark Matson, from Johns Hopkins University, said the way you eat can help stimulate a metabolic shift. In metabolic transformation, cells use up their fuel stores and convert fats into energy, which in turn helps fats switch from storing fats to preserving fats and has many health benefits.
“Studies have shown that this switch improves blood sugar regulation, increases stress resistance and stops inflammation,” Matson added.