60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 73,804

Studies about the Benefits of Occasional Fasting

Monday, April 29, 2013

Here's a link to a very interesting article about the health benefits of fasting. Studies have shown that doing so increases longevity, kills cancer cells and precancerous cells, increases cognitive abilities, increases muscle building (when spurts of activity are done during fasting) and has other health related benefits.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • EABL81
    Interesting idea, but as a hypoglycemic, it isn't for me. I need to eat small meals several times a day, or else I become a very unhappy camper. Sounds like it does work for some, though.
    1818 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    I'm doing a form of intermittent fasting where I don't really eat until about noon. Hey, that's very late for me! I do coffee with a good amount of fat in it (Bulletproof coffee) when I first get hungry. It seems to be working for me and does seem to increase fat burning. I don't think my blood sugar would be very happy with fasting for days on end.
    1818 days ago
  • MKATE88
    I've heard this somewhere, anecdotally. I am glad to see it really works!
    1818 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.