What Might Happen If You Eat Nothing for 7 Days


5. You will be more susceptible to infections

After one week, you won’t have sufficient body stores to fight of infection because by now your immune system is too weak. You haven’t been feeding it crucial vitamins and minerals to help your body defend itself.

According to research that studied the impact of nutrition on mice infected with common viruses or bacteria, immunobiologist Ruslan Medzhitov, observed the following that was published in Tale News:

“During a viral infection, eating provides glucose, which may be necessary for survival,” Medzhitov said. Conversely, fasting leads to the production of ketones — another type of fuel — which may help animals tolerate a bacterial infection.”

The findings help bolster the old adage “Starve a fever, feed a cold.”

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