The most scientifically proven benefits of fasting to health is the feeling of rejuvenation and extended life expectancy. Part of this phenomenon is caused by a number of the benefits.
A slower metabolic rate, more efficient protein production, an improved immune system, and the increased production of hormones contributes to this long-term benefit of fasting. In addition to the Human Grow Hormone that is released more frequently during fast, an anti-aging hormone is also produced more efficiently.
The only reliable way to extend the lifespan of a mammal is under-nutrition without malnutrition. A study was performed on earthworms that demonstrated the extension of life due to fasting.
The experiment was performed in the 1930s by isolating one worm and putting it on a cycle of fasting and feeding. The isolated worm outlasted its relatives by 19 generations, while still maintaining its youthful physiological traits.
The worm was able to survive on its own tissue for months. Once the size of the worm began to decrease, the scientist would resume feeding it at which point it showed great vigor and energy. The lifespan extension of these worms was the equivalent of keeping a man alive for 600 to 700 years!
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