Should I Take Supplements While Intermittent Fasting?
Fasting is a science-backed measure to lose weight, promote good health and much more. Intermittent Fasting is one trend which has a lot of takers and can help you lose weight a little easier, by splitting your day into fasting and non-fasting hours.
While the diet continues to be favoured by celebrities (like Ellie Goulding’s famous 40 hour fast) and those who do not like restrictive eating, your body can miss out on certain nutrients in the fasting window. Sometimes, fasting too frequently can also deplete you of nutrients. Hence, it is important that during your eating hours, you fill up on vital nutrients. In specific, there are four nutrient groups you should not miss out on:
Magnesium helps maintain major neurological functions and makes sure that signals from the body to the brain and another way around are working out nicely. Hence, it’s something you need for proper body functioning and ensures that you are not deficient in. It can also ensure that fasting for long hours doesn’t drain you out and avoid muscle cramps as well when you engage in physically strenuous activity.
Excerpted from Times of India