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WE Nutrition: Your Nutrition, Your Way
🏀 Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t us telling you not to eat energy balls, but to be aware of potentially misguiding packaging on foods.
😑 Just because something has “green”, “fit”, “lean” or “super” written on… https://t.co/rgkrkRGLdQ
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🧐Essentially means "self-eating"
🤓Autophagy is a process that naturally happens in the cells in our bodies. It describes what our cells do when they break down. It has been known about since the 60s, but was only recently understood more fully by scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi. This research was so important that he even won a Nobel prize for it 🥇 It is thought that by being able to encourage our bodies to activate this process, naturally or with medicines, it would greatly help in managing infections & diseases like Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Dementia & cancers. But what does it mean for the wider population?
👵Well, it is also claimed that inducing Autophagy helps prevent ageing by controlling inflammation in our bodies. The theory goes that by restricting nutrients i.e. fasting, for periods of time, the body can prolong itself or slow the ageing process.
🐁In animal studies, the effects of fasting on cells occurs in less than 24hrs. Some “health” programmes, encourage people to fast for 16 hours up to three times per week, follow keto-diets, and engage in high intensity exercise in order to achieve autophagy.
👨💼The bottom line? Whilst this is very exciting, the research is still in the early stages - proper human trials have not started. Whilst there may be benefits, we are yet to be aware of any side-effects. Following these types of diets & exercise regimes can be difficult & potentially do more harm than good if not done correctly.
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