Hunger allows the human brain to relax. To such unexpected conclusion was made by specialists from the Institute of Tank. Lack of food reduces the activity of information transfer at the synapses of neurons. In the result of nerve cells are "recharged".
In the experiment, researchers observed the functioning of the nervous system of fruit flies. Insects for a time deprived of food. Starvation affect synaptic activity and reduced it by about 50%. The lack of nutrients affect the production of neurotransmitters, as a result, reduce energy consumption, writes Science World Report.
Principles of the nervous system of insects and mammals is about the same. Scientists suggest that fasting may help to cope with some brain diseases, e.g. epilepsy. In addition, fasting lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, helps to lose weight.