intermittent fasting

What is an intermittent fasting?                 Amazan

Intermittent fasting for more accurately intermittent energy restriction) it a general term for various eating patterns that involve fasting for short periods of time. Unlike a typical weight-loss diet that restricts how much or what you eat, intermittent fasting within a 24-hour periods, like the 2MD, it all about integrating periods of fasting into your day to reap the many proven benefits, including burning stored body fat for energy, feeling less hungry and improving overall health. That it slightly different to alternative day fasting, or variants such as the5:2 diet, where fasting, it restricted to specific days rather than incorporated into every day.

The History of eating

“The Western world has only been eating three meals a day– breakfast (early morning), lunch ( early afternoon) and dinner (evening)– for 400 years or so. This may seem like a long time but homo sapiens (us) have been around for 200,000 years”. Only in the last 10,000 years have we been cultivating the land for agricultural purposes ‘(before that we were hunter-gatherers and had to go out and catch our food on a daily basis)’, and only since the industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century has there been a more or less consistent surplus of food.

So for most of our “history eating three meals a day was neither necessary nor possible and early humans and certain indigenous people like the Native Americans ate when they were hungry, rather than being slaves to the clock or blood-sugar fluctuations. Eating three meals a day it not based on our biological needs but started due to cultural reasons.”

According to food historian Caroline Yoldham, the Romans believed it been healthier to eat only one meal a day. They were very aware of the process of digestion and recognized the benefits of giving the digestive system a break Equally, in the fifteenth and sixteen centuries during the European colonization of the Americas, Native American communities consumed food in small portions throughout the day and sometimes fasted by choice for days at a time to cleans their bodies for rituals. European settlers took their lack of defined eating times as evidence that they were uncivilized and made them change their eating patterns to three square meals a day.

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In medieval Europe, “breakfast was a luxury reserved for the rich. Most people couldn’t afford to include in the practice and skipped it since it wasn’t necessary’. Historians tend to agree that breakfast became a part of daily routine once workers moved to cities and became employees who worked set schedules. In Europe, “this began in the 1600s and became the norm during the Industrial Revolution”. Only relatively recently has there been emphasis on breakfast as the most important meal of the day.

At the turn of the twentieth century the first mass – produced, processed- food product was created — breakfast cereal. In 1895 John Harvey Kellogg launched the Cornflakes brand, which captured a national market thanks to an extensive advertising campaign. He succeeded in transforming agricultural surplus– leftover degraded grains– into a profitable food product. “Cereal was the first heavily marketed food product.” In 1944 a campaign was launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer, general foods. I have been taking intermittent fasting for many years and help me a lot to stay healthy, I think it’s the best way to stay fit and healthy.