Many people are often worried about problems related to excess weight. The weight loss industry has benefited from the numerous numbers of people desperate to lose weight. Intermittent fasting is one of the effective techniques that many people are shifting towards to lose weight. Obesity will often lead to risk factors for heart disease because the extra weight increases the heart’s work rate. The heart will be overworked in pumping blood around the body. Improved HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels will reduce the risks of heart diseases and some types of cancer such as breast, uterine and prostate cancers. Levels of stress will often be low in people who practice restricted fasting.
Many men are experiencing some psychological problems as they grow older. This is because of the decrease of the level of their testosterone. They are left with low moods, low self esteem as well as low sexual drive. This leads to low fertility rates. Periodic fasting will enhance the production of testosterone in the body by eliminating unhealthy diets. Some studies have proved that most men who practice restricted fasting experienced high self esteem and their levels of fertility rates also increased.
Regulated fasting will go a long way in prevention of certain ailments such as autoimmune diseases, allergies, sinusitis, injury of the brain, heart failure, infectious ailments of viral, bacterial and fungal origin, amongst others. Fasting is linked to the high levels of BDNF: brain-derived neurotropic factor, a substance that protects the brain from ageing related disease known as Alzheimer’s disease.
People who practice periodic fasting will avoid the development of metabolic syndrome: this a combination of risk factors for heart ailments. These include blood pressure, high levels of triglyceride, high levels of blood sugar and a larger waistline. Obesity often activates parts of our inflammatory response which activates uncontrolled production of a chemical known as C-reactive protein. This protein may increase the risk of heart diseases.
Controlled fasting will help reduce the risks of contacting diabetes: a disease associated with the body not responding to insulin. Fasting will increase insulin sensitivity and reducing insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is common as people age; it is a state whereby insulin amounts in the body are not enough to initiate a reaction for the uptake of glucose from the blood. Research has shown that men who fast exhibit an increased uptake of glucose from blood. This is enabled by the process of lipolysis that involves the chemical breakdown of fat.
Cell rejuvenation and some genetic repair mechanisms are associated with longevity. Intermittent fasting is linked to the production of human growth hormone that is biased towards the breakdown of fats. Additionally, the growth hormone will facilitate the production of proteins that are important in improving muscle strength and bone strength. This hormone will improve skin functioning and speed up the healing of cuts and burns.