Our bodies have healing power. Imagine having a broken bone and putting a plaster. After a while, the bone will join itself even though there’s no medicine in the plaster. If you cut yourself, the skin stitches back together within days.
Intermittent fasting is one way the body can heal itself back after the damage we’ve caused with our modern living, but we rarely allow it to this work because we constantly eat.
As soon as you eat something, the body stops whatever it was doing to heal, and uses all its power to digest and get rid of the food. It’s good to give your digestion a break from time to time and let intermittent fasting do its thing.
Make sure to occasionally refrain from eating or drinking anything for 16 hours. This isn’t so hard because you can schedule the fasting window according to what best suits you. If you decide that your last meal is at 8 PM, your next solid meal should be at noon the next day. This way most of your fasting occurs while you’re asleep and the benefits are still there.