We all know how important it is to maintain a fit and healthy body. As crucial as it is to maintain a diet, it is equally important to resort to some sort of exercising in order to kill the calories. Many of us think about fasting as a healthy way to lead life and also do it without an expert's view. While our bodies are all different from one another, a shocking fact has come in view through a recent nbsp;TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. He revealed why fasting is a dangerous thing if not done at all. Yes! Fasting is not being promoted and researched because it is what leads to a healthier human being, and this, in turn, would adversely affect the big pharma giants. A conspiracy has been brought to the fore.
"Why is it that the normal diet is three meals a day plus snacks? It isn't that it's the healthiest eating pattern, now that's my opinion but I think there is a lot of evidence to support that. There are a lot of pressures to have that eating pattern, there's a lot of money involved. The food industry - are they going to make money from skipping breakfast like I did today? No, they're going to lose money."
"If people fast, the food industry loses money. What about the pharmaceutical industries? What if people do some intermittent fasting, exercise periodically and are very healthy, is the pharmaceutical industry going to make any money on healthy people?"
"Dietary changes have long been known to have an effect on the brain. Children who suffer from epileptic seizures have fewer of them when placed on caloric restriction or fast. It is believed that fasting helps kick-start protective measures that help counteract the overexcited signals that epileptic brains often exhibit."
"Calorie restriction (CR) extends lifespan and retards age-related chronic diseases in a variety of species, including rats, mice, fish, flies, worms, and yeast. The mechanism or mechanisms through which this occurs are unclear."-This quote comes from a literature review that is a decade old.
"Challenges to your brain, whether it's intermittent fasting [or] vigorous exercise is cognitive challenges. When this happens neuro-circuits are activated, levels of neurotrophic factors increase, that promotes the growth of neurons [and] the formation and strengthening of synapses. . .", said Mark.
He even told all about fasting as our ancestors did it, and the benefits they received.
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