Intermittent fasting to curb heart diseases

by - April 12, 2019

Intermittent fasting has been as been rediscovered in recent times for its many benefits to the health. One of which is its role in curbing heart diseases.

In this article, we will be looking at how intermittent fasting plays a role in curbing heart disease.

First off, let's discuss what heart disease is.

A heart disease is any disorder of the heart. The term, "Heart Disease" is a general term for any sort of diseases of the heart; like problems with the heart's blood vessels, chest pain, stroke etc. Heart Disease is a broad term that describes these things.
There are certain risk factors that increase a person's likelihood of developing heart disease. They are: blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglycerides, your weight and so on.
If you have too much of these risk factors, there is a high risk of you developing heart disease at one point in your life.

How does Intermittent Fasting Help to curb heart disease?


It is well known that intermittent fasting can help with weight loss. Since excess weight is a risk factor for developing heart disease, then regularly going on short intermittent fasts would have your weight reduced and that means lower risk of heart disease for you.

Once the risk factors that cause heart disease can be reduced to the barest minimum, the possibility of a heart disease is immediately reduced as well and intermittent fasting naturally reduces these risk factors.

What this tells you is that intermittent fasting will definitely have a good effect on the heart and thereby curb any heart related disease. This is for short intermittent fasts though.

Long intermittent fasting can lead to the thinning of the heart muscle which may result in Cardiac arrest. So, yes there are dangers for fasting for too long hours at a stretch and we should have knowledge of when to stop fasting. However, the normal/short intermittent fasting has a positive effect on the body and the heart.

Intermittent fasting does help to curb heart diseases. Studies have also been done to back this up but more still needs to be done on checking the effects deeply.

Obesity is one of the risk factors of heart attacks or diseases, so is high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Intermittent fasting is known to excellently fight these factors.

Due to this, intermittent fasting is a great option to invest in to lower your risk of heart disease. It eliminates all the risk factors. Studies have shown that going on a fast for a short period helps to quickly lower the blood pressure. This is then, definitely beneficial to those struggling with high blood pressure. This means that those who fast regularly are at a lower risk of stroke / heart attack.

So, with all these outlined and explained, it is a no brainer that intermittent fasting definitely has cardio-protective effects on the body.

The good thing about Intermittent fasting is that it is cost effective and it has been proven to increase/prolong a person's life span and help in lowering risk factors of major illnesses like heart diseases and even cancer! All for no price but determination and consistence.

All you need to do is make the decision to fast for 6 to 8 hours or even more, depending on you. And, you are on your way to a better health! But, Fasting taken to an extreme level could be disastrous.

Do not fast for too long and make sure that you stop your fast immediately once you start to feel sick.

Are there other health conditions you think intermittent fasting can curb?

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