Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting Besides Weight Loss
We keep finding new health benefits being linked to intermittent fasting – besides weight loss. And the latest is that fasting is being hailed as an effective way to dramatically lower our risk for Alzheimer’s disease!
This comes from a new study in the journal Cell Reports, which involved mice that were put on a fasting diet routine for over a year. And since mice have brain systems similar to humans, the results were important. Researchers found that after a year, the fasting mice had lower levels of two key proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
The researchers say, normally, these two proteins build up in the brains of dementia patients, and damage neurons and disrupt brain function.
But when mice fasted, there was less dangerous protein build up! Because fasting temporarily trains our cells to be more efficient, metabolically.
That’s why, at a minimum, health experts recommend following the “10-14 method”…… where you eat all your meals within a 10-hour window, and fast the other 14.
But, and I’ve said this before…my routine is to finish eating by 7pm each evening and then I try not to eat again until 1pm the next day. That’s 18 hours of fasting. Basically a 6 hour window for eating. It’s easiest to remember that you’re eating from 1pm to 7pm. And, listen, if I can do this, I know you can too. Amen?
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