The Dos & Don’ts of Intermittent Fasting

In the list of dietary trends, intermittent fasting is considered the most effective method for weight loss and overall health improvement. Recently, researchers from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL, presented a new study at the annual meeting of the American Physiology Summit in Long Beach, CA. They highlighted how intermittent fasting could potentially safeguard the gastrointestinal system, particularly the small intestine, as we age.

In recent years, intermittent fasting has gained popularity among individuals seeking not just weight loss, but also improved health. This eating pattern involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting, with various methods such as the 16/8 method (fasting for 16 hours and eating within an 8-hour window) being commonly practiced. Numerous benefits have been attributed to intermittent fasting, making it a subject of interest for both researchers and health enthusiasts alike.

Boosts metabolism: By restricting eating to specific windows of time, typically 8 hours or less, intermittent fasting tricks the metabolism into continuously burning fat instead of relying on glucose for energy, says Mumbai-based dietician Manasi Parekh, who practises under the brand Let’s talk health.

Excerpted from Money Control

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