Fasting is a bit of a buzzword in the health industry and it's a recurring theme in the news. There’s certainly some truth in the hype – fasting is essential before surgery and diagnostic blood work. Fasting can melt away unwanted visceral fat in some people, but there are some drawbacks that you should be aware of.

There are many health benefits of fasting that have been scientifically proven. Intermittent Fasting (IF) protocols have been found to stabilise blood sugar, improve mood, enhance performance, and slow aging and disease process.

Sounds great, right? But is there a catch? Well, kind of.

Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of fasting in various contexts.