Having a strong immune system is really fundamental to enjoy good health, as it will protect us from bacteria freeing us from diseases and conditions.
But the current way of life, food and the load of chemicals contribute to weaken our immune system.
A group of scientists at the University of South Carolina (USA) carried out a research on how to improve and regenerate the immune system, finding the answer in fasting.
It will not only lose weight, but will strengthen the immune system by improving our overall health. According to the university enough eight days of fasting a year.
Fasting from 2 to 4 days to once every six months, will allow mothers to "wake up cells", beginning to regenerate themselves, according to scientists. Research has also shown that fasting destroyed damaged cells, making birth of new: in short, has regenerated the immune system.
Once fasting finished, the body will begin to produce new blood cells. "If you start with a severely damaged immune system, such as chemotherapy or aging, fasting cycles can generate literally a new immune system," said the professor of biological sciences Valter Longo.
"When you deprive the body of food, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things you can do to this end is to recycle many immune cells, especially those that can be damaged," added Professor Longo. "We noticed that white blood cells decrease with prolonged fasting. Then, when you start to eat, the blood cells return.