People tout the benefits of so-called intermittent fasting.
The weight-loss trend — which calls for drastically reducing your calorie intake a couple of days a week — is everywhere these days, with fans in both health bloggers and personal trainers as well as celebrities like Beyoncé and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Look deeper and you’ll find current research in mice that suggests the practice may have slimming and endurance benefits for humans, but more and longer-term research is required.
Is it healthy?
Fasting has actually been around for thousands of years and can improve health. From an evolutionary perspective, our habit of eating three meals a day and then snacking, eating while watching TV at night, and having all of these different foods during the day is pretty abnormal. For much of human history, our access to food was very sporadic. Believe it or not, we have…
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