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Why You Should be Skipping Meals

Intermittent fasting has become quite popular, especially among those who have started diets such as the ketogenic diet or who are looking for ways to support their health or even lose some weight. If you are interested in learning more about intermittent fasting, keep reading! I am going to break it down and explain what it is and exactly what it can do for your health.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting involves eliminating food intake for a period of time. Some people choose to do intermittent fasting by skipping breakfast and eating their first meal of the day at 12pm. There is the 16-8 method which means that you eat all of your meals within the 8-hour eating window and then you fast for 16 hours. This works well for people who choose to skip breakfast and wait until lunch time to eat, or who want to eat a later breakfast and then an earlier dinner. This is one of the most popular intermittent fasting options as you still get to eat every day, and there is some flexibility in the times that you eat.

What Can Intermittent Fasting do For Our Health?

Fasting as a whole has been around for a very long time and intermittent fasting has shown to have quite a few health benefits.

#1 Cellular Repair: When you fast, your body has the ability to repair itself and even remove waste from cells which can be extremely beneficial for cellular repair.

#2 Blood Sugar Insulin levels during fasting drop which may be able to help support fat burning and be helpful for those who are looking to lose weight.

#3 Reduce Inflammation: Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help combat inflammation which can greatly reduce our risk of chronic disease.

#4 Brain Health: Intermittent fasting may also be beneficial for brain health and may help increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Having enough BDNF is important for brain health, and not having enough has been linked to depression.

Intermittent fasting is something that has been proven to help support overall health and something that is becoming widely recognized. If you are interested in seeing how this could support your health, give it a go by starting with the 16-8 method and see how it makes you feel!

Comment below if you’ve tried Intermittent Fasting! How do you feel?

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Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Going vegan is a personal choice for many people. Some may choose to eliminate animal products from their diet due to personal reasons, while others may be doing it to support overall wellness. In this article, we are going to explore the health benefits of a vegan diet, and why many people may choose to eat a plant-based diet.

Why People go Vegan

#1 Personal Choice: Some people may choose to start a vegan diet for personal reasons. Maybe they don’t believe in having animal products a part of their diet, or maybe it’s a religious reason. No matter what the reason, there are many personal reasons people may choose to go vegan. Read more

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Should I Try the Keto Diet?

Chances are you have heard about the keto diet. It is a low-carb extreme diet that was actually developed many, many years ago as a way to help epileptics control their seizures before medications came about! Now, the diet is used for a number of different reasons, which we will talk about in this article, along with what the keto diet is, and some of the health benefits.

What is the Keto Diet?
A keto diet is a very low carbohydrate, high-fat diet. Many people go on a ketogenic diet as a way to help them lose weight, but others may go keto to help improve energy levels, or eliminate inflammatory foods from their diet. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of a keto diet. Read more

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Fish – Which ones are best?

Knowing what fish is good for you and which to avoid can be tricky. We know that omega-3 fatty acids are good for us and that fish is known to be one of the best sources of this essential fatty acid, but not all fish is created equal. There are some fish that contain high levels of contaminants and heavy metals such as mercury which is not something we really want to be adding to our diet. In this article, you will learn which fish you should add to your diet and which fish are best to be avoided.

Let’s start by talking about the fish that contains important health benefits and can be a part of a healthy diet.

#1 Wild-Caught Salmon: Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid which is excellent for our overall health. Omega-3’s help to reduce overall inflammation, support eye health, among many other health benefits. Be sure to stick with wild-caught salmon instead of farm-raised to avoid unnecessary contaminant exposure. Read more

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Sugar – Is it as Sweet as You Think?

Sugar is found in everything these days, it is even found in foods that you would never think would contain sugar, and there has been more talk surrounding the safety of added sugar in your diet. While many people have started sugar-free diets, or have started to at least cut back on their intake, sugar can be found hidden in numerous different foods. Many companies may also market their products as low-sugar, but is that even considered safe?

We are going to talk about why sugar really isn’t as sweet as you may think and how sugar can lead to things like inflammation. This includes natural sugars. Let’s jump right in. Read more