As we welcome in 2020 we reflect on the health trends of the last decade. In the late 20teens the keto diet and fasting became a very hot topic! Many diet and health trends are simply that, trends, they ebb and flow throughout the years. However fasting has meaningful data and research behind it- particularly when it comes to brain health!
Here are some interesting findings about fasting and your brain:
- Fasting boosts BDNF, Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, and this can help make your neurons more resistant to stress, a very useful trait in todays world!
- Fasting helps remove damaged mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, in a process called autophagy. This can lead to improved energy pathways and give us that extra boost in energy and brain power!
- Fasting improves our longevity, and reduces risk for diseases that can prematurely age our brains, like dementia
- Fasting boosts brain function and can improve learning efficiency
To learn even more about fasting, check out these videos on our YouTube channel!