Science suggests that periods of intermittent fasting can actually be good for us. From an evolutionary perspective, our Paleolithic ancestors likely went through periods of fasting when food was scarce – meaning that our bodies are equipped to handle a lack of food, and may even benefit from it. In fact, intermittent fasting has been associated with better weight management, longevity, brain health, improved blood pressure and glucose control, and better endurance. However, you can’t just eat big bowls of pasta between periods of fasting. Your success depends, among other things, upon what and when you eat during off-periods. Check out the articles below to learn how to incorporate intermittent fast the right way.