Usually, we are used to eat at least three times a day, but actually practicing fasting a couple of times a week or skipping a meal would be good for our health. This would be able to reduce inflammation, improve the organism's immune response and limit the risk of heart disease.
Have you ever thought that fasting for 24 hours could be beneficial for your health? Judaism, Christianity, Islam, these three great religions all suggest not to eat because at certain times of the year food would be a temptation of the devil. The reality is that it would take 16 hours without food to be more healthy. Historically primitive men, being hunters, ate when it happened, even just two or three times a week.
But today things have totally changed and we eat at least three times a day, excluding afternoon and night snacks. Actually our organism is designed to withstand even many hours without swallowing food. For example, the liver is able to keep energy for 12 hours and then make it available as soon as it is needed and our whole organism adopts a series of precautions to resist without food. Also the article published by the American scientist Mark Mattson on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences prove this, according to Mattson if practiced under medical supervision, fasting is able to have beneficial effects on the brain, forming new neurons, and on the whole organism in general.
Fasting reduces inflammation, improves immune response, enhances the ability of cells to get rid of waste substances, slows down the growth of tumors and reduces the risk of heart disease. The advice is therefore to consult the doctor and practice fasting for up to two days a week or simply skip a meal. However, it will be important to continue drinking a lot of water. For diabetics, cardiopathic people and cancer patients it is a real panacea, while the effects of fasting on healthy people have not yet been demonstrated.