People who regularly participate in intermittent fasting are less likely to go to have strokes or develop heart disease, new research has found. Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating where you eat normally five days a week and fast on the other two days, limiting your intake to 500 calories for women and 600 for men.
Also known as the 5:2 diet, it gained popularity in 2012 as an alternative way of losing weight, as it allows you to eat whatever you like, within reason, on non-fast days. Supporters of the eating plan claim that as well as weight loss, benefits include a longer life span and added protection against cognitive decline, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Excerpted from Express