The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting and Mental Clarity

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Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern in which you cycle periods of fasting and eating. The fasting cycles can vary from hours to days, to even just the reduction of calories in a day. 

The benefits of such an addition to your lifestyle go beyond just helping maintain or lose weight. Research indicates that HGH (Human Growth Hormone) production increases five-fold! It also helps you keep your insulin in check as there is less glucose in the blood due to food intake.

The number of toxins in your blood that are normally produced by digestion are reduced and in turn help you alleviate the burden of aging and probably help you extend longevity. The studies conducted show that your body focuses on other tasks when not being fed food. These tasks are cellular repair and autophagy which get executed more readily making cells remove whatever proteins have built up inside them or finding dysfunctional cells which in turn can lead to the removal of cancerous cells.

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Weight loss is also an added benefit to Intermittent fasting. It helps reduce the number of calories taken in and changes how fat is stored. This is the main reason why people do intermittent fasting, but there is also another added benefit – Mental Clarity. One that is not taken into consideration but can add so much to your life. Mental clarity can be achieved as the result of the complex hormone change that happens in your body due to fasting.

HGH production helps in a plethora of complex bodily interactions, some of which have to do with waste removal and the generation of new cells. Brain activity causes wastes, and with the digestion toxins reduced your body can more readily get rid of the waste that your brain produces. All these things help your brain in different ways. In other words, you are taking a burden off your body which in turn affects your mental clarity and agility.

Several studies have concluded that intermittent fasting can help a person heal from brain injuries and reduce the probability of suffering diseases such as Dementia, Parkinson’s, and even Alzheimer’s. Hormone imbalances that can cause anxiety, depression, and anger can be dealt with intermittent fasting as well.

Another research has shown that when mice are subjected to intermittent fasting they have developed higher brain agility that improves their learning ability and memory. Further, in all animals that have been used for said studies, they all have shown a reduction in brain cell inflammation, which can be caused by different reasons. Even though some of the results are still subject to scrutiny to see if they also apply to humans, there has been a trend seen by scientists and it is that the more food you feed to the animal – even in normal amounts – the faster their health deteriorates compared to those that are fasting at regular intervals.

Intermittent fasting is definitely a tool you can use to achieve mental clarity – a mental state devoid of emotional fog and indecision in which you can focus completely on the tasks you’ve set yourself as goals. Although intermittent fasting is not an easy thing to maintain it will help you with setting a routine that in turn will make you more focused and goal-oriented, allowing you to live a more fulfilling life when you manage to meet expectations rather than grovel due to procrastination.

Mental Clarity can easily be affected by what we eat. Certain foods contain large quantities of hormones like estrogen, particularly soy-based products, and certain hormone-fed poultry that can mess up with the emotional behavior of the individual such as an increased rate of anxiety, emotional breakdown, and depression.

High Cholesterol can make your brain foggy and slow to react, reducing overall food intake will reduce cholesterol in the blood. It is imperative for a fulfilling life experience to try our best to maintain mental clarity. Intermittent fasting will make your lifestyle choices much simpler rather than the trendy diets that rely on convoluted terms, patterns, and rare food selections to achieve sub-par results. This is the reason why it is such a popular health regime among those who dedicate their lives to fitness and those who are practical. The less you cook, the less you need to clean and spend your hard-earned money.

Undoubtedly, what we eat and what we think makes a big part of our lives thus whatever effort we can put into the improvement of either will have a great effect on how we feel and view our lives. Therefore we should not hesitate to try out new things that might bring so many positives. Intermittent fasting is incredibly safe

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