What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days when it comes to the weight loss and fitness community. Given the large number of people including celebrities who swear by it, it’s not surprising why this diet is getting a lot of attention

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?The practice of intermittent fasting strictly follows an eating cycle that involves a phase of fasting and non-fasting over a defined period. During the fasting phase, the dieter purposely rejects food to ensure the body can adapt and benefit from this period of no food intake. Intermittent fasting is actually an umbrella term much like […]

Fasting vs. carb restriction: Which is better for weight loss?

Intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet offer some similar health benefits but there are areas where only one of them can effectively improve your health

Fasting vs. carb restriction: Which is better for weight loss?When you talk about diets, intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet are the two common recommendations. But both approaches have some similar effects, such as reducing carbs, insulin and blood sugar and promoting ketosis. It may make you think of just handpicking one because any of them could help improve your health. But fasting and […]

Do you eat late at night? Here’s why you need to break this unhealthy habit

Experts warned that eating two hours before bedtime may have some negative effects on the body

Do you eat late at night? Here’s why you need to break this unhealthy habitAre you a late-night snacker? If yes, can you try to avoid the kitchen tonight? That is because eating before sleep has been linked to some health problems. Experts said people should be eating more during the day and less at night to maintain good health. The digestive system works with the sun, according to […]

Understanding intermittent fasting along with its pros and cons

Rasika Parab, Head of Department, Nutrition Therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights about the pros and cons of intermittent fasting

Understanding intermittent fasting along with its pros and consThe term Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating schedule that comprises of eating and fasting phases; it can also be called intermittent calorie restriction. Here the focus is on when to eat, rather than what to eat, and hence it cannot be called diet, but rather an eating pattern or schedule. Any accurate diet plan […]

Ways to protect your brain from developing free radicals

Worried that free radicals will get into your brain and cause illnesses? Here are some surefire ways to avoid them

Ways to protect your brain from developing free radicalsWhen one pictures ageing, there are almost always two scenarios that play out. One is where you start getting wrinkly and basically “old,” scared of being dependent on others but really needs it, while there are those that picture it by living “in the moment” until the very end, staying healthy and youthful even as […]

Intermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levels

A new study by researchers at the University of Adelaide has found that time-restricted eating (also known as intermittent fasting), may help to regulate blood glucose levels among people who are at risk of type 2 diabetes

Intermittent fasting shown to improve blood glucose levelsFasting was shown to improve glycaemic (blood sugar) responses in men with a high risk of developing diabetes, irrespective of how much food they ate. Most people following this diet abstain from food for 16 hours of the day and eat within an 8 hour time period. The theory is that longer fasting periods increase […]

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressure

In daily fasting, or the 16:8 diet, people can eat whatever they like for 8 hours and fast for the remaining 16. A new study evaluates the benefits of this 16:8 pattern for obese individuals and finds that not only does the diet work, but also that it helps to lower blood pressure

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressureMore and more people now turn to intermittent fasting as a fast and effective way to lose weight.  There are different form of this diet, depending on the time intervals of ‘fasting’ and ‘feasting.’ The so-called 5:2 diet, for instance, consists of eating normally for 5 days every week and fasting for 2 days. In […]

Weight loss: Does skipping breakfast have any impact?

Past studies have argued that eating breakfast can help people maintain a healthy weight by speeding up our metabolism and reducing the likelihood of overeating later through the day. However, a newly published review by researchers in Australia suggests there is not enough evidence to back up this recommendation

Weight loss: Does skipping breakfast have any impact?Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper — the famous saying came from nutritionist Adelle Davis sometime in the mid-twentieth century. It was a few decades prior when the idea of breakfast being ‘the most important meal of the day’ was used as a marketing tactic for cereals. […]

Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US study

Fasting may protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. While food is known to influence clocks in peripheral tissues, it was unclear, until now, how the lack of food influences clock function and ultimately affects the body

Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US studyFasting may not be just a mere religious or lifestyle practice. It might actually serve to protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. This study opens new avenues of investigation that could ultimately lead to the development of nutritional strategies to improve health in humans Each and every one of […]

Obese women can achieve weight loss with the help of intermittent fasting, finds Australian study  

A new study from the University of Adelaide found that obese women lost more weight when following an Intermittent Fasting (IF) diet plan than by cutting calories alone

Obese women can achieve weight loss with the help of intermittent fasting, finds Australian study  Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. The study, published in the journal Obesity, involved a sample of 88 women following carefully controlled diets over 10 weeks. “Continuously restricting their diet is the main […]