Kunal Sharma

How Fasting Benefits You

October, 2017
The Master Responds

A salty puzzle

Occasional fasting can be good for overall health, but it can also damage your body if not practised the right way. Fasting is great for BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor), and how fast and efficiently the neurons in the brain fire depends on many things, including fasting and ketosis. Fasting proves to be a positive factor for insulin sensitivity, measuring the food we ate two hours ago. It not only controls blood sugar but also insulin sensitivity and its spike. We burn fat when we control insulin and cortisol, both of which are fat burning hormones. It is also great for Autophagy, which cleans and detoxifies the liver, inclusive of the whole body.

Fasting proves to be beneficial for brain and cognitive functions. In the presence of insulin, our cognitive function is always weak, we feel drowsy and fatigued. But fasting improves our cognitive function by controlling the fat storing hormone insulin. In addition to this, it is also good for sports performance. When you have a healthy gut, your stomach and brain are healthy and you can perform better. Fasting prevents weight gain. Some of the other benefits of fasting are that it improves your sleep cycle, and helps you get good sleep during the nights.

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