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Intermitent Fasting: The Secret to Boosting Brain Performance

Intermitent Fasting: The Secret to Boosting Brain Performance

Research by neuroscientist Mark Mattson suggests that our bodies are designed to go without food for long periods, just as our ancestors did while hunting and gathering. Through fasting, our bodies can thrive in a multitude of ways, such as:

  • Increasing brain performance by triggering a protective process that produces high levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
  • Boosting metabolism by reducing insulin levels, stabilizing blood sugar, and improving insulin sensitivity.
  • Improving endurance by promoting metabolic health and protecting against age-related diseases.

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How To Start Intermittent Fasting (IF)

How To Start Intermittent Fasting (IF)

To intermittently fast, you choose a regular time periods to eat and fast as a lifestyle.

Studies shown that it can reverse the effects of overeating and a sedentary lifestyle, possibly reducing the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

How to ...

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What Is Intermittent Fasting?

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a regular schedule of eating and fasting that can help with weight management and preventing/reversing disease. But is it safe?

How it works:

  • Switch between periods of eating and fasting
  • Research shows it can help with weight management and may eve...

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NowIntermittent Fasting Benefits

NowIntermittent Fasting Benefits

Research has found multiple advantages of intermittent fasting, such as :

  • Improved memory.
  • Positive effects on heart health, including lower blood pressure and improves resting heart rate.
  • Fasting may l...

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What To Eat During Intermittent Fasting

What To Eat During Intermittent Fasting

  • Intermittent fasting allows for water, black coffee, and tea during fasting periods, and encourages healthy, balanced eating during feeding periods.
  • "Eating normally" during feeding times means avoiding high-calorie junk food, super-sized fried items...

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Mattson's Research: Metabolic Switching and IF

Mattson's Research: Metabolic Switching and IF

The Importance of Skipping Meals and Exercising

  • Intermittent fasting differs from our regular eating patterns as it allows for metabolic switching, where the body uses up its sugar stores and starts burning fat.
  • By giving the body a longer period to use up cal...

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Then and Now

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Then and Now

According to experts, it was easier to stay fit 50 years ago in the US. Why? Here are some changes in our habits.

  • Era of no computers, TV’s turn off by 11pm,
  • Smaller portions
  • More outdoor activity, exercises
  • But now: TV, Internet, Phone - entertainm...

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Understanding Intermittent Fasting

Understanding Intermittent Fasting

  • Intermittent fasting is a type of diet that focuses on when you eat rather than what you eat.
  • It involves eating only during a specific time period, such as a certain number of hours each day or only one meal a few days a week...

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What are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

What are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

Did you know intermittent fasting has more benefits than just weight loss?

  • It can lead to a longer life and leaner body
  • It can also improve brain function and protect against chronic diseases

According to Dr. Mark M...

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Intermittent Fasting: Not One Size Fits All

Intermittent Fasting: Not One Size Fits All

  • Intermittent fasting can affect people differently.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms like anxiety, headaches, or nausea.

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Intermittent Fasting Plans

Intermittent Fasting Plans

  • Before beginning intermittent fasting, consult your doctor. If approved, you can choose from different approaches.
  • One is the daily plan, limiting eating to a 6 to 8 hour window each day.
  • Another approach is the 5:2 plan, where you eat regularly five days a...

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Is Intermittent Fasting Safe?

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe?

Intermittent fasting is a popular weight management method, but it's not for everyone.

Before trying it, consult with your doctor first.

Some groups of people should avoid intermittent fasting :

  • Children and teens under 18
  • Pregnant or breastfeedin...

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