Noble Prize in Health for 2016 - Autophagy
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The Noble Prize in Health for 2016 was awarded to the person that discovered a process of cells 'self eating' called Autophagy. During the fasting state (not eating) cells begin to break down proteins and other components of themselves and reuse them for energy. Once your cells enter this state they begin to effectively eat themselves ... but very interestingly (and this makes sense) the strongest, healthy cells begin to eat the damaged and unhealthy cells. This is the body's cleaning out mechanism. Think of it as spring cleaning - the healthy cells of your body eat and get rid of the unhealthy cells. The benefits of Autophagy are numerous and massively important for your health: anti-aging as your own body is cleaning out the older, damaged, aging cells. Detoxing - any toxic, damaged cells will be cleaned out before the healthy cells. Greater energy as Autophagy cleans up your mitochondria - the energy powerhouses of your body. Helps us to fight infectious diseases - keep this in mind as years go on and anti-biotic resistant bacteria become a bigger problem for us all. Improves muscle performance - by breaking down the damaged parts of the muscle ready for new healthy growth. Improves the skin, your digestive health and can help to prevent the onset of cancer. The process of Autophagy really kicks in at about 12 to 16 hours of fasting and then drops after about 2 days. Intermittent fasting of 12 to 16 hours per day or 1 or 2 days per week (consecutively or spread throughout the week) are perfect to activate Autophagy and really reap it's benefits for your health and your life.
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