Sep 6, 2022
Most of us eat three meals a day, plus a smattering of snacks,
because we think that’s the normal, healthy way to eat. Mark
Mattson’s book, “The Intermittent Fasting Revolution,” argues why
that’s not the case. The human body and brain evolved to function
well in environments where food could be obtained only
intermittently. When we look at the eating patterns of our distant
ancestors, we can see that periods of fasting are normal—and eating
three meals a day is not. In “The Intermittent Fasting Revolution”,
prominent neuroscientist Mark Mattson shows that intermittent
fasting is not only normal but also good for us; it can enhance our
ability to cope with stress by making cells more resilient. It also
improves mental and physical performance and protects against aging
Intermittent fasting is not the latest fad diet; it doesn’t dictate food choice or quantity. It doesn’t make money for the pharmaceutical, processed food, or health care industries. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that includes frequent periods of time with little or negligible amounts of food. It is often accompanied by weight loss, but, Mattson says, studies show that its remarkably beneficial effects cannot be accounted for by weight loss alone. Mattson describes the specific ways that intermittent fasting slows aging; reduces the risk of diseases, including obesity, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes; and improves both brain and body performance.
Moderated by Sanders Kleinfeld.
Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/IntermittentFasting to watch the video.