A new study has concluded that intermittent fasting reduces inflammation, a condition that can lead to various diseases, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel syndrome. That reduction, the study found, was due to a reduction in cells that cause inflammation, called “monocytes”, in the blood. Researchers also said the monocytes that were in the blood were less inflammatory than they were in people and mice not on an intermittent fasting diet. The quantity of inflammation-causing cells we typically have today may be more a product of this overeating than necessity.
Lightbulb Moment: Intermittent fasting is the only diet right now that relies on total eating time per day instead of vilifying entire food categories. It is easy to follow and gets results.