Binge eating on festivals is something which we are guilty of doing all thanks to the yummy Diwali delicacies. The mouth-watering sweets and savouries prepared by our dear ones often make us forget the hard work we put into our fitness regime throughout the year. However, don't panic, here we are with a few rea sons for you to try intermittent fasting. This type of dieting will not just help you get back in shape and shed those extra kilos but also keep your cardiovascular health in check. Check out the benefits.
Helps in weight loss
16:8 fasting boosts metabolism, it cuts down the calories and this helps the weight loss process.
Keeps your cholesterol levels controlled
Intermittent fasting can help keep the cholesterol in check, when combined with a nutritious diet and regular exercise.
Keeps your heart healthy
It manages food habits, controls calorie intake, and keeps the cholesterol level in check. These are the contributing factors for a healthy heart.
Maintains blood sugar levels
It helps in reducing insulin resistance which helps in diabetes management.
Enhaces brain functioning
It helps to enhance brain functioning, improve concentration and also protect against age-related memory loss.
Helps in relieving stress
The diet plan helps to reduce the levels of cortisol in the body, which means less stress.
With inputs from IANS.