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FASTING FOR BRAIN HEALTH

FASTING FOR BRAIN HEALTH

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!