Improved Cardiovascular Health
Liquid fasting has been shown in studies to decrease lipid peroxidation. This is the process by which free radicals “steal” necessary electrons from the lipids in cell membranes, which results in cell damage.
Liquid fasting also increases nitric oxide concentration. Nitric oxide is a well-known vasodilator, meaning it improves arterial flexibility. The lack of nitric oxide leads to arterial stiffness and high blood pressure.This combination of decreased lipid peroxidation and increased nitric oxide concentration results in an improved cardiovascular system and overall health.