Fasting can help reduce calorie intake and promote weight loss, as it often results in a calorie deficit.
Fasting can enhance insulin sensitivity, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Fasting may improve heart health by reducing risk factors like high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglycerides.
Autophagy, a process activated during fasting, helps cells remove damaged components and can contribute to longevity.
Fasting may support brain health by promoting the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is linked to cognitive function and reduced risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
Some studies suggest that fasting might reduce the risk of cancer by slowing down the growth of tumors and protecting healthy cells.
Fasting can reduce markers of inflammation, which is associated with various chronic diseases.
Animal studies indicate that intermittent fasting can extend lifespan, although human research is ongoing in this area.