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4 Aug

REGULAR MINI FASTS HELP YOU LIVE LONGER:

OLIVIAH - Lifestyle Blog

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REGULAR MINI FASTS HELP YOU LIVE LONGER BY VISHANI KALAN PART 1/6:

Eating all the time is, according to Horizon’s Dr Michael Mosley, “..like driving with your foot on the accelerator pedal, which is fine when your body is shiny and new, but keep doing this all the time and it will eventually break down.”

Today we live in a feast-feast society where there is an abundance of food. Our ancestors however lived during a time when food shortages were a reality, they had to survive with very little food during leaner times. Biologically, we are still able to do that and if we did we would be leading a more feast-famine lifestyle.

Studies do show we are eating more than ever, which is why as a nation we are getting fatter and more prone to fatal diseases. Experts say that when you starve yourself, temporarily, your body switches from ‘growth mode’ to ‘repair mode,’ which can potentially help us live longer. When we fast the body is able to break down damaged cells and metabolise them.

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