Story at-a-glance -. Fasting has a number of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, reduced cancer risk, gene repair, and increased longevity. Research shows that you can get most if not all of the same benefits of severe calorie restriction through intermittent fasting, where you feast on some days and cut calories on others.What to eat when intermittent fasting?
Partial fasts allow for cooked foods with some restrictions, such as eating only cooked brown rice, or intermittent fasting, where you are only allowed to eat during restricted times. In general, eating low-fat, low-sodium foods like vegetables, fruits and whole-grains are recommended.