Autophagy is a process that was newly introduced later in 2016 by Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, the Physiology or medicine Nobel Prize Winner. His study has shown how the most of the tissues in our body replace their cells with new ones on a regular basis. Each organ needs its own time to renew itself completely.
We were amazed by this discovery, and we’re here to share with you some tips to put it into practice.
Dr. Yoshinori is a japanese cell biologist who spent years studying how human cells recycle their trash. Or as scientifically known as Autophagy. This word’s origins are greek and means self (auto) and eating (phagein). Within this process your body breaks down different protein structures and transforms them into amino acids that later uses it to create more cells. Moreover, it is not possible to neutralize cancer cells and cells infected with dangerous bacteria and viruses. That’s why here’s how to induce autophagy:
It is important to mention that Dr. Ohsumi in all his studies used fasting to stimulate the body to break down toxic cells and get rid of all the waste. Intermittent fasting that consists of alternating periods of food and fasting can actually help the body cleanse itself. It helps also to lose weight and speed up metabolism. In addition to an infinite number of all the benefits of fasting in organs all over your body.
There are many types of fasting, that each person is free to choose in between depending on his lifestyle and diet:
1. The 24 hours fasting
Following this method, the person should choose one day of the week when you don’t eat, and on the other side, you may have only breakfast at 8 AM on Monday for example and not eat until 8 AM on tuesday.
2. The intermittent fasting
This option allows you to eat as you usually do for one day and fast on the next day. It doesn’t mean to not eat AT ALL! just reduce 3 to 4 times the number of calories that you consume on your fasting day.
3. The skipping meals fasting
This one will be your perfect introduction to the world of fasting. You can start first by skipping only one meal a day then later go for two until fully skipped. You may pay attention here on not repeating it daily because in this case, you will start to lose and have health issues instead.
4. The limited fasting
It can also be named the “16/8” fasting because you don’t eat for 16 hours then you break it in the next 8 hours by consuming your normal day meals (be careful of overeating!!). But once you get used to it, you can reduce more hours.
5. The water fasting
In this case, choose one day of the week to drink only water and fresh juices (no sugar!). Spring is the best recommended time for it.
Have you ever practiced fasting and how was it? If no, would you try one of these methods? Please, let us know down in the comments section, we love to hear from you.