How To Increase Autophagy + The Benefits
Autophagy roughly translates from Greek into “self-eating”. You can think of autophagy as the recycling system for the body with a lot of benefits.
Autophagy has anti-ageing properties and is also very important for muscular hypertrophy (growth).
Benefits of autophagy include:
Increased muscle growth (hypertrophy)
Helps neurological disorders
Helps fight infectious diseases
Decreases and regulates inflammation
Helps with muscle performance
Two ways to increase autophagy are:
Exercise – All exercise is great but aerobic exercise (cardio) in particular seems to be advantageous for autophagy.
The ketogenic diet also works but of course is optional.
Other things which increase autophagy:
Omega-6 and omega-3
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
Autophagy is incredible and is one of the best benefits of a practice like intermittent fasting. Often we think weight loss is the best benefit, but it is what happens beneath the surface which truly matters.
The easiest way is to simply be sure to exercise frequently and incorporate cardio as well as some fasting in your life.