A Japanese Scientist Explains How Fasting Benefits Anti-Aging and Won a Nobel Prize For His Research
5Were we aware of this?
Fasting has always had various positive effects, and there are many records
6Is muscle mass lost and does the metabolic rate slow down when we fast?
The metabolic rate does slow down after long periods of fasting. On the other hand, the metabolic rate increases after 12-72 hours of fasting. In fact, there is a connection to the release of stress hormones- noradrenaline which induces the feeling of hunger.
7Short term fasting benefits the body
This rule also applies in the case of loss of mass. According to research, short-term fasting can boost levels of the growth hormone which helps in drawing energy from fat tissues in the body. Their anti-catabolic and anabolic functions help in preventing the destruction of muscle mass.
8The correct way to fast
You should always consult with your doctor before attempting to engage in any fasting. To burn all the carbs that you consume during the day and the reserves which are in the form of glycogen, you need an average of 8-12 hours. Hence proper fasting should be 12