Health Diet diet and nutrition Fasting intermittent fasting Fasting diets have been hailed as a panacea for weight loss and good health in recent years, despite a lack of concrete evidence to back up such claims. Now, a new study on rats has suggested that fasting diets could increase a person's risk of developing diabetes. A team of Brazil-based scientists have warned that fasting every other day could affect how the body releases insulin, the hormone that helps the body to process sugars, raising the risk of diabetes. The team presented their findings at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, The Guardian reported. Popular fasting diets include 5:2, where calories are restricted for two days a week; alternate-day fasting where individuals eat normally every other day; and 16:8, where food is consumed in a daily eight-hour window. Such diets have been linked to weight loss, increased life expectancy, lower blood pressure and … [Read more...] about 5:2 and Other Intermittent Fasting Diets Could Raise Risk of Diabetes, Scientists Warn
Health diet and nutrition Diet intermittent fasting Fasting Live longer, lose weight, boost your health and eat what you want most of the time. The promises of much-lauded intermittent fasting diets are undeniably attractive, and growing evidence suggests that these on-off regimes could be healthiest way to feed ourselves. But are they too good to be true? Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for various regimes where food is consumed during set times. The popular 5:2 diet, for instance, involves dramatically restricting calorie intake for two days of the week and resuming recommended levels the rest of the time. With 16:8, food is consumed in a daily eight-hour window, while followers of alternate-day fasting eat normally every other day. Studies have linked fasting to weight loss as well as major health benefits, from cutting the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer to boosting life expectancy. The latest … [Read more...] about Intermittent Fasting: Are 5:2, 16:8 and ADF Diets Really the Healthiest Ways to Eat?
Intermittent fasting is one of the buzziest diets out there, with celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman claiming that it helped them lose weightSome health experts are suggesting that intermittent fasting can improve your immune system, thus making you healthier.A 2014 study found that when mice and cancer patients went without eating for four days, their bodies get rid of old blood cells and generated new ones But how much truth is behind these claims that intermittent fasting is actually healthy for you? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Hugh Jackman swears it gets him into Wolverine shape. Silicon Valley bros think it enhances mental prowess. And Redditors claim it can help them lose upwards of 40 pounds. Intermittent fasting, which calls for not eating for anywhere between 16 hours to an entire day, is one of the buzziest diets out there, with many raving that it can help you shed pounds quickly. But some people are arguing that intermittent fasting has even … [Read more...] about Can Intermittent Fasting Actually Improve Your Health?
PUBLISHED: 11:34 17 April 2018 Sheena Grant Could intermittent fasting be a simple but effective health fix? Photo: Getty Images This content is subject to copyright. It’s three years since marathon runner Tim Newton started intermittent fasting as part of a low carbohydrate diet to see if he could improve his sports performance. In four months he’d lost 20lb in weight, had more energy, was enjoying better sleep and improved mood. It’s safe to say Tim, a high-ranking UK 65+ age group runner, is a now a long-term convert to this way of life. So much so that he has recently become a local representative of the Public Health Collaboration, a national charity founded by NHS doctors and researchers to promote healthy real food lifestyles to address rising levels of obesity and diabetes. Tim says there are PHC ambassadors like him across the country, working with GP practices in their local areas to try and support patients in improving their food choices and … [Read more...] about Could intermittent fasting improve your health?
Story highlights Choosing a fasting regimen that best suits your lifestyle, your health history and your ability to sustain it High-volume foods such as soups can fill you up on fewer calories than solid foods (CNN)"Intermittent fasting," a dieting approach that involves cycling between periods of eating and abstaining from food, has been trending in diet circles. This is in part because reports claim that celebrities such as Beyonce, Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck and Nicole Kidman are doing it but also because increasingly more research reveals that the eating pattern may promote weight loss and improve overall health. The method is not appropriate for everyone, however, particularly pregnant women and those with medical conditions such as diabetes or eating disorders. And though studies are promising, it remains to be seen if this type of eating can become a sustainable lifestyle habit instead of a drop-a-dress-size-in-a-week fad. What is intermittent fasting, and is it … [Read more...] about How to succeed at intermittent fasting