A fasting mimicking diet is an eating plan that can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to optimize health and provide anti-aging benefits. It helps reset certain systems in your body, including your immune system and can reduce the levels of glucose in your blood. Many people chose to fast to maintain healthy levels of blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure, as well as markers of inflammation for overall wellness. Some people have chosen a fasting diet to lose weight, while others enjoy better mental performance, as well as greater focus, clarity, and energy.
A fast is refraining from eating during a specified period. Many people fast for spiritual reasons, while others find that they enjoy eating only during a few hours out of each day. When you fast, your body uses stored energy - adipose tissue - to work the systems of the body. Instead of using energy from food, your body burns fat. Fasts can be short-term, such as a 12 or 16-hour intermittent fast, or last for a few days. When you change your eating plan to include fasting, make sure that you check with your doctor, to ensure that you get proper supplemental nutrition and hydration.
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