You have probably heard some of the innumerate benefits of fasting by now. But perhaps you didn’t know how regular, extended periods of time without food does wonders for the gut itself, and a healthy gut is the foundation of optimal health.
A recent study on animals showed that restricting food for a period of just twelve hours allows the all-important good bacteria in the intestine to grow and thrive. This friendly flora is good news for your skin, your mood and your weight. A regular mini-fast can speed up your metabolism, improve brain function and most amazingly, increase longevity. Yes, the key to a long life is right there in your belly!
While a fast may seem daunting, you can easily work it into your daily routine.
Simply cut the late night snacks and give your body the chance to recuperate for twelve hours every evening, for example from 7pm to 7am. Try this for thirty days and see if you notice a difference.
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