There is a very good reason why intermittent fasting is among the most controversial issues on the internet in the last couple of years.

Niraj Naik, runs the blog The Renegade Pharmacist and he specified numerous health benefits of fasting on our body. There is a type of fasting known as intermittent fasting, where you can eat healthy food in 7-8 hour time frame and after that, fast for the remaining time.

Dont Eat For 16 Hours

For instance, you can eat from 12 o’clock in the afternoon untill 20:00 and then fast in the following 16 hours, which means that you shouldn’t drink or eat anything that has nutritional value, til the following day at 12:00 o’clock. Of course, you can drink water or tea.

Moreover, recent studies have shown that fasting can protect and regenerate our immune system and can shift the stem-cells from a sleeping state into a state of self-renewal.

Also, fasting is used as a way to treat cancer and numerous other dangerous diseases since it activates the production of many powerful antioxidants in the body.

Having a 16-hour fasting time can also help lose weight safe and fast!

How to begin?

First, try eating healthy food during the eight hour time frame. Vegetables, fruits, seeds, fish, lean protein etc. But, if you consumed junk food, don’t give up. Fast anyway, since this WILL give you positive results anyway.

During the fasting period, don’t binge on anything, not even a vegetable or a fruit because fiber makes us crave for food and boosts the appetite, and veggies and fruits are loaded fiber. You will still be hungry and you will crave for food even more. So try not to consume anything during this 16-hour period. The first time will be the toughest, but it will get easier in time!

How often you should do it?

Doctors advise doing it this at least once a month as a ritual for cleansing the body, but you can do it twice and even 3 times a week. Some people live like this, since it doesn’t harm their health, quite the contrary. You just need time to get used to it!