According to a new study in Cell, when you fast your body saves energy by recycling your immune cells, especially those that are damaged. Arjun Walia writing for Collective Evolution:
"A number of ancient health practices are proving to be effective in multiple ways. We recently posted an article about meditation, and how neuroscience can now explain what happens to the brain when we meditate. Now, scientists have discovered the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system. The study was published in the June 5 issue of Cell by researchers from the University of Southern California. The research shows that cycles of prolonged fasting protect against immune system damage and induce immune system regeneration. They concluded that fasting shifts stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal."
Learn more: Scientists Discover That Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration & Fights Cancer