What Does Fasting Do For You?

FriMay5CI.jpg IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is research demonstrating the benefits of fasting and  how you might enjoy the difference in your health.

 MAKING CHANGES: Fasting is an incredibly easy and healthy way of making a change  to your health and weight loss efforts.

 FACT OR FICTION: Can you live on 100% oxygen?  The answer might surprise you –


In The News

In a randomized clinical trial, researchers demonstrated periodic fasting helped reduce risk factors for diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The diet mimicked fasting through calorie restriction and was found to reduce blood pressure, signs of inflammation, fasting glucose and reduced levels of IGF-1.

Participants enjoyed weight loss and a reduction in body and trunk fat but not muscle mass.  Valter Longo, director of the USC Longevity Institute and professor of biological sciences for USC Davis, commented in Science Daily, saying:

“This study provides evidence that people can experience significant health benefits through a periodic, fasting-mimicking diet that is designed to act on the aging process. Prior studies have indicated a range of health benefits in mice, but this is the first randomized clinical trial with enough participants to demonstrate the diet is feasible, effective and safe for humans.”

SOURCE: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170216103923.htm


Daily Health Tip

Science and research has demonstrated time after time the effectiveness of fasting and intermittent fasting on improved health. While this may be the first randomized clinical trial using a fasting-mimicking diet, other trials using fasting have demonstrated the same effects.


Making Changes

It’s easy to incorporate fasting or intermittent fasting into your routine. There are three different ways of fasting:

1. Fast from dinner until lunch making sure you go over 12 hours between meals.

2. Fast two days a week for 24 hours.

3. Combine the two types fasting for 24 hours once a week and between dinner and lunch or lunch and breakfast the remaining days of the week.

Remember to drink enough water that your urine is a light straw color to stay hydrated and eat plenty of healthy saturated fats to fuel your body.


Daily Affirmation

Self-Reflection Questions:
1. In what ways can I extend my charitable side to my community?
2. How is my desire to be kind to others affected by my personal situation?
3. How can I involve my friends and family in community service?


Fact or Fiction?

Can you live on 100% oxygen?  The answer might surprise you –

FALSE! In fact, only 20% of the air we breathe is made up of oxygen. If we were to breath 100% oxygen for too long it would actually kill us.  Too much of a good thing!


Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team

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