Dr. Mark Mattson, Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute of Aging reported that fasting twice a week could significantly lower your risk for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers. When normal brains are overfed, they can experience uncontrolled excitation that can lead to brain function impairment. Fasting occasionally can also aid in weight loss and other health benefits!
Caloric restriction studies report numerous health benefits:
- Increased Life Span
- Improves Cognitive Function
- Enhances Nerve Cell Growth
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces Stress
- Increased Energy & immunity
- Improved Mood, Clarity, Focus & Memory
- Weight Loss
Before fasting, do your research on the correct ways to implement fasting into your life. You can watch the TEDx Talk by Dr. Mattson for more information!