When you eat could be as beneficial to you as what you eat. Here are some of the potential benefits of fasting.
1/ Weight loss
Fasting is arguably a powerful tool for weight loss. Your body has two main sources of fuel, either sugar or fat. Fasting allows your body to burn fat more efficiently as it moves from using energy from sugar to energy from fat at the 12-hour mark.
2/ Insulin sensitivity
When you consume foods that are easily converted to sugar, your insulin levels increase to bring the sugar out of the blood and into the cells. Over time your body adapts to the amount of insulin being created so your body needs more and more to function this leads to over working your pancreas which could lead to type 2 diabetes. Your body because resistant to insulin. Reducing insulin in the blood through fasting gives your cells a break, and improves resistance to it.
4/ Improves heart health
High cholesterol and high blood pressure are linked to heart disease. Fasting has been shown to lower the bad cholesterol and almost not impact the good type.