The benefits and dangers of fasting

During the Lenten season, many people fast or give up certain foods over a short period of time. Cardiologist, Dr. Joel Kahn discusses the benefits and possible dangers of fasting. He says significantly cutting back calories at least two days a week, may help you extend your life and prevent illnesses.
If you're interested in fasting, Dr. Kahn recommends the book, "The Fast Diet" by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spenser.

The benefits include:
Improved weight loss
Reduced inflammation
Improved digestive health
Reduced blood glucose levels
Enhanced immunity
Reduced blood pressure
Reduced cravings
Healthier brain
Increased HGH levels

The dangers include:
Low blood pressure
Low blood sugar
Excessive weight loss
Nutritional deficiencies


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