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Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

BIOCHM-YHJOTE

Intermittent fasting (IF) or periodic fasting is gaining ground in various communities as a way to improve overall health and well-being. Following various forms of IF has generally resulted in positive outcomes for everyone, from athletes to everyday citizens,

One typical form of IF is to start the day with black tea or coffee and push one's first meal of the day anywhere from five to seven hours after waking up. These regimens typically allow the person to exist in a fasted state or a non-fasted state.

With your knowledge of biochemistry and metabolism, which of the following statement(s) would help explain, relate to and/or support IF as a dietary lifestyle?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Following an IF routine allows the body an extended period for repair and cleansing, which restores cellular functions.

B

Following an IF routine allows the body to further mobilize fatty acids from adipose tissue during the fasted state.

C

Following an IF routine allows the body to reset the insulin response.

D

Following an IF routine allows the body to always enter a calorie deficient state, which results in weight loss.

E

Following an IF routine allows the body to unlock additional benefits from one's morning coffee.