Mounting evidence indicates that intermittent fasting (IF) can have a very beneficial impact on health and longevity. According to Dr. Mercola, IF is not about binge eating followed by starvation, or any other extreme form of dieting. Instead it is about timing of meals to allow for regular periods of fasting.
IF can be done daily or for a couple of days a week, or every other day. There are many variations, according to Dr. Mercola. To be effective, the length of the fast must be at least 16 hours. This means eating between the hours of 11 am until 7 pm, for example. The infographic below explains the benefits of IF, the appropriate type of eating plan, and a suggested schedule of eating. More information can be found at https://mercola.com.