Intermittent fasting and ketogenic diets are known to trigger a process known as autophagy. The Greek origin word literally means ‘self’ and ‘eating,’ and that is exactly what happens to your body during the process – it eats damaged cells to regenerate newer cells. Researchers have discovered that autophagy is not just beneficial for weight loss but also protects the body against illnesses such as cancer, infections, insulin resistance, neurodegenerative diseases and even aging.

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