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The idea of fasting has been around for centuries. Whether you are cautious of what you eat by counting your daily calories or you practice alternate-day fasting, either approach can be effective if you want to shed some kilos, a new obesity study suggests. What is Alternate-Day Fasting? Alternate-day fasting requires you to alternate between eating small portions of food on one day and then feasting the next day. This trend is catching up in India. Food lovers who hate the concept of a conventional diet — eating fewer calories every day and then exercising to “earn” more — will approve of the idea of eating small portions on some days and more on other days. But, does this diet regime work? Can Alternate-Day Fasting Help Lose Weight? A study [Ref] suggests that intermittent fasting may help people lose weight, however, it may not be the safest diet regime. When you fast, your body is forced to dip into energy stores to get the fuel it needs to keep going, so you will definitely lose weight. This study [Ref] found that the “automatic calorie restriction” benefits still held true with a modified one-day fast. On their fast day, the participants … Continue reading Benefits of Alternate-Day Fasting →
There are several reasons that give rise to dry itchy skin, especially when they follow fad diets. Itchy skin is a warning signal for multi-nutrient deficiencies or it could be an indication of adult onset diabetes. It is also seen in hypothyroid patients, especially in winter. An iron, B-complex, or EFA deficiency could be the likely cause. Reasons for chipped nails can vary from calcium, protein, zinc, and iron deficiencies to hypothyroidism. Poor blood circulation can also be blamed for unhealthy nails. People with cold hands, cold feet, and brittle nails should step up their aerobic exercises, which help strengthen the entire cardiovascular system. Most people on a well-planned diet don’t face a hair loss problem but a deficiency in proteins, calcium, vitamin A, zinc, iron, or the B vitamins can be the reason behind one’s shedding hair. Sometimes, it is due to a deficient diet or due to the body’s inability to absorb these nutrients from the diet. Moreover, there are times when the body is stripped of essential nutrients due to an illness, stress, or emotional turmoil. Taking calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin A and B supplements, and increasing the protein content in our diet can easily curb hair … Continue reading Are you a victim of dieting disasters →
Foods have a role to play in the causing inflammation. Thus, it becomes very important to know the foods that cause inflammation. Know your foods Right from a bottle of unhealthy vegetable oil to most polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as: Safflower oil Sunflower oil Corn oil Peanut oil Soy oil All of them are high in linoleic acid. This is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that the body converts into arachidonic acid. Moreover, omega-6 fatty acid has a predominantly pro-inflammatory influence. These same oils contain almost no omega-3s (found in rich supply in cold water fish, phytoplankton, and flaxseed), which soothe inflammation. For most people, high-carb, low-protein diets are inflammatory. We’ve seen repeatedly that low-carb diets reduce inflammation for most women. However, you will need to listen to your own body and carefully observe which foods fuel inflammation for you. Therefore, the best thing you can do is to plan you diets based on the above inputs.
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