Intermittent Fasting Reduces Your Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

Did you know that aside from helping you lose weight and supporting your fitness goals, intermittent fasting can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, particularly heart disease and diabetes?
According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, obese or overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes who fast on consecutive or alternate days not only lost more weight, but also acquired cardioprotective benefits and experienced better heart health.
I believe that this clearly supports the notion that going against the customary "three square meals" a day in favor of intermittent fasting may have superb benefits for your overall health.

Research Confirms How Intermittent Fasting May Be the Key to Fighting Obesity and Diabetes

The report, which evaluated the various approaches to intermittent fasting, particularly its benefits and limitations in fighting type 2 diabetes and obesity, found that fasting had a broad range of therapeutic potential. These effects were seen even though the total calorie intake of the subjects did not change or was only slightly reduced.
The review suggests that intermittent fasting may also play a role in:
  • Limiting inflammation
  • Improving circulating glucose and lipid levels
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Helping prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes (or even slowing its progression)
  • Causing significant reductions in body weight (especially in obese individuals)
  • Improving metabolic efficiency and body composition
  • Improving insulin levels and insulin sensitivity
  • Improving pancreatic function
  • Reducing LDL and total cholesterol levels
  • Helping modulate levels of visceral fat, the dangerous fat that gathers around your internal organs

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