Fasting for 12-36 hours has a positive effect on health, told RT, doctor of medical science, expert FNTS food systems named after V. M. Gorbatov Valeriy Sergeyev.
According to him, the short-term refusal of food helps the body to dispose of foreign elements, turning them into glucose, which is necessary for energy production. In addition, during fasting, the energy comes from the accumulated fatty acids: it helps to reduce weight and to reduce the load on the cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal system.
“Intermittent fasting restarts the immune system. She begins to actively fight off infections, fungi and viruses. Therefore, people regularly practicing a short abstinence from food, rarely get sick,” said the doctor.
According to him, is the most sparing scheme short term fasting — 12 through 12. That is the last meal falls at 19:00, Breakfast at 07:00 the next day. It is not recommended to abandon the consumption of water.