Short-term periodic (or interval) starvation preserves health

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Short-term periodic (or interval) starvation preserves health
Nutrition greatly affects the appearance and inner feeling, as well as the quality and duration of life – say many scientists around the world. It turned out that short-term periodic (or interval) starvation helps a person recover, rejuvenate the body and prolong life. It is necessary to properly divide 24 hours into 2 time periods – the fasting period and the “food window” period. This fashion trend in dietetics is based on the process of atophagy (the importance of which was assessed in the 1990s). In 2016, Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for researching this process in the body. The word “autophagy” literally translated from the Greek language is “eating one’s own being.” It is a natural regeneration process that takes place at the cellular level. The essence is that damaged, sick and old components that have already played their own role accumulate in every cell of the organism. Accumulation of these cells is the cause of many effects of aging. In connection with this, human cells carry out cleansing, and this process of autophagy takes place constantly but weakly. Pharmaceutical companies, scientists and doctors are working to develop drugs that would stimulate this process. This process can also be naturally stimulated with the right combination of starvation and diet. By observing the cells through a microscope, the scientist discovered that in the absence of food, the cells of the organism eat old and damaged structures (piles of oxidized proteins, defective mitochondria, etc.). this is one of the ways of freeing cells from unnecessary components and freeing the organism from unnecessary cells. Research says that autophagy actively contributes to recovery and prolonging life.
The cell recovers and rejuvenates as a result of this process of natural starvation. The scientist claims that this lack of food should last for a while but if starvation does not stop for a long time then autophagy can destroy the cell. That is why it is important to use the correct intervals of diet and starvation during this process.
Interval starvation – short-term abstinence from food contributes to the removal of diseased and damaged parts of the body’s cells. This helps the cells to return to normal and fight the body against infections and inflammatory conditions. Aging also slows down. Interval starvation that activates the process of autophagy has been shown to be effective in relieving diseases of the cardiovascular system, non-degenerative and neurotic diseases, metabolic diseases, obesity, slowing down age and prolonging life expectancy. Autophagy helps to destroy the milleoid plaques in neurons in the case of Alzheimer’s disease. Periods of starvation help to normalize body weight and cholesterol levels. Excessive amounts of high-fat foods suppress autophagy. Autophagy is activated by food deficiency and starvation. At the same time, unnecessary and harmful cell debris is processed and used to restore healthy parts of cells. Starvation leads to the production of growth hormone, which stimulates the body to reproduce new cellular components. Thus the body is completely regenerated.
Abstinence from food and “diet windows” – this is a short-term periodic fasting period where food is used only at certain intervals during 24 hours. Professor Ohsumi introduced the term “food window – the time during which a person eats”. For example, if a person has breakfast at 8 am and dinner at 8 pm, then the “eating window” is open for 12 hours every day. With this fasting regimen, body weight is reduced but muscle mass is not lost. Cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood are lowered. The most effective are 16-hour breaks in the diet that do not require preparation in relation to long-term starvation. Short-term fasting lasts from 12 hours to 3 days. Exactly 12 hours after the last meal, autophagy is activated. The process of activating autophagy increases 5-fold after approximately 16 hours of starvation. The countdown of fasting time starts from the moment of taking the last meal. It is recommended that a person be constantly occupied with some occupation, job or hobby to divert thoughts from hunger. The best exercise is walking in the fresh air. It is advisable to drink plenty of water both during the fasting period and during the “eating window”. As soon as a person drinks a lot of water the feeling of craving for food disappears for a few hours. The hunger hormone is associated with circadian rhythms. The “peaks” of the secretion of this hormone are at 8.00, 13.00 and 19.00. After each peak and in two hours, the feeling of hunger decreases. Over time, the body becomes accustomed to a long break from food and the feeling of hunger becomes weaker. If a person eats often then the feeling of hunger intensifies.
General cleaning can be done once every seven days. Abstinence from food for 24 hours increases autophagy by 300%.

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