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Why Intermittent Fasting Is More Effective Combined With Ketogenic Diet

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  • Fasting upregulates autophagy and mitophagy — natural cleansing processes necessary for optimal cellular renewal and function. It also activates stem cells and stimulates mitochondrial biosynthesis
  • Most of these rejuvenating and regenerating benefits occur during the refeeding phase, not the “starvation” phase. The same holds true for nutritional ketosis, which produces the greatest benefits when pulsed
  • Recent research highlights the importance of nutritional ketosis when intermittently fasting. While the participants lost about 3 percent of their body weight by eating all of their food within eight consecutive hours each day, by not altering their dietary choices, important disease parameters remained unimproved
  • Metabolic health parameters that did not significantly improve included visceral fat mass, diastolic blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose and fasting insulin
  • Cyclical ketosis provides many of the same health benefits associated with intermittent fasting, and when done together, most people will experience significant improvements in their health, including but not limited to mere weight loss

By Dr. Mercola

Fasting has been used for thousands of years to keep us well, and it's the most profoundly effective metabolic intervention I know of. Not only does it upregulate autophagy and mitophagy — natural cleansing processes necessary for optimal cellular renewal and function — but it also triggers the generation of stem cells. The cyclical abstinence from food followed by refeeding also massively stimulates mitochondrial biosynthesis.


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