Ever tried a 36 hour fast? It’s a lot easier than you might think and can have amazing benefits for your organs, that stubborn abdominal fat, your digestive tract and more. A 36 hour fast is safe, if you don’t have any serious health conditions and if you are going to fast for longer than 36 hours, you should be under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

The brain ages through oxidation, therefore you want to consider eating foods rich in polyphenols, taking an antioxidant /polyphenol supplement and/or consider drinking tea over coffee. DR. CHAD LARSON

An Overview of Short-Term Fasting & Health Benefits

  • The benefits of a 36 hour fast
  • Have dinner the night before, fast all day the next day, then have breakfast the following day
  • There are several benefits to short-term fasting
  • It gives the digestive tract a break
  • It gives the liver a break
  • It gives the organs a chance to catch up on their functions
  • It helps to burn excess body fat around the abdomen
  • Abdominal fat increases the chances of certain chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes
  • It improves metabolism
  • It improves blood sugar balance
  • If you are going to fast for longer than 36 hours, you should be under the guidance of a healthcare professional
  • A 36 hour fast is safe, if you don’t have any serious health conditions
  • During a fast, there is an increase in brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
  • BDNF is a stimulus for neuron development
  • Short term fasting can also be beneficial to help prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Drinking tea is great for fasting
  • A recent study showed that tea drinking can significantly decrease the chance of cognitive decline
  • 3-5 cups of tea per day showed a reduced chance of cognitive decline by 53%
  • 6-10 cups per day showed a reduced chance of cognitive decline by 65%
  • Polyphenols in the tea are responsible for the cognitive benefits
  • One of the way the brain ages is through oxidation
  • To decrease oxidation and aging of the brain, you need antioxidants
  • Polyphenols are loaded with antioxidants
  • Polyphenol nutrients help to block and prevent blocking of the neurons in the brain
  • You might want to consider drinking tea over coffee

 

If you’re looking to supplement your diet with additional antioxidants, I really like Polyphenol Nutrients  from Pure Encapsulations. Besides being loaded with mixed carotenoids containing beta carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin and lutein, Polyphenol Nutrients also gives a good dose of green tea extract – Definitely give this product a look- the list of ingredients is impressive!

 

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