It is safe to assume food may have been difficult to obtain at times in a variety of circumstances.
Evolution must have had to contend with food shortages, even if it was due to natural disasters like fire and flood.
And what, if anything happens to the body during these kinds of fasts to the human body?
Autophagy is a way the body cleans up the body to rebuild necessary parts when starving or healing a disease.
This may not be a true medical definition but describes the body while undergoing disease without medical intervention.
The body evolves to find the optimal use or fitness for survival.
This is the premise of Darwin’s theory of evolution.
So, a question may be posed today about the best way to use fasting to offset our tendency to overeat and eat in a poor way.
Suppose we omit a meal a day to enhance healthier eating.
Suppose we use sufficient fasting to promote cleaning up the body using autophagy.
Then, promote better food like no processed foods.
What about promoting keto metabolism with a healthier kind of glucose metabolism?
Bottom line is to promote a better sustainable lifestyle.
Fasting and it’s origin need not be overlooked in this promotion of health span.
Fasting benefits need to be balanced on the individual level like most habits.
A better habit may start by breaking break(fast).
Sleep longer to increase autophagy.
Exercise more to improve health span.
Eat less when appropriate.
Look into water fasting to promote healthy healing practices.
At least consider intermittent fasting if it improves your health span.
Is there any truth to the idea that fasting can be a health habit in today’s fast food climate?