Before we explain why intermittent fasting is good for your gut let’s go over what intermittent fasting is. Intermittent fasting isn’t exactly a diet rather a pattern of eating. You don’t have to change what it is you’re eating but you have to change when you’re eating. This pattern is designed to allow the digestive system and gastrointestinal system more of a break and more time to heal, repair, and rejuvenate between meals.
How It Works
Practicing intermittent fasting consists of alternating cycles of fasting and eating. There are different patterns that can be used.
Daily: 16 hour fast followed by an 8 hour eating period.
Weekly: Eat regularly with one full 24 hour day a week spent fasting.
Alternating: Alternate fasting days every other day. A full 24 hours of eating regularly followed by a full day of fasting.
For people dealing with digestive or gastrointestinal health issues the idea of intermittent fasting should at least be considered. Our gut doesn’t always get the proper break time it needs in order to be fully functioning at its highest level of greatness. When we are having gut issues, it's especially important to allow your gut to be able to get some rest in order to help fix the problems.
Intermittent fasting can be a huge benefit as long as it is used properly and not abused. There is a process and you don’t want to cause harm in areas you’re trying to help. Before starting any intermittent fasting to help with your digestive health and gastrointestinal issues be sure to talk to a professional and see if it’s even a good idea for you and whatever your situation may be. Always do your research and now the facts before you go making any decisions that can affect your health.