Diet

A guide to 16:8 intermittent fasting

16:8 intermittent fasting, which people sometimes call the 16:8 diet or 16:8 plan, is a popular type of fasting. People who follow this eating plan will fast for 16 hours a day and consume all of their calories during the remaining 8 hours.Suggested benefits of the 16:8 plan include weight loss and fat loss, as well as the prevention of type 2…

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

A group of researchers has brought the idea of food as a medicine one step closer. They have identified certain common foodstuffs that alter our microbiome.In science today, food and gut bacteria are two topics that are guaranteed to fuel…

Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics grow in popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of online information. They find that the majority of "top" websites provide information that lacks scientific evidence.As scientists have become increasingly…

Which is better: Bottled water or tap water?

With awareness of the environmental impact of plastic bottles increasing, more and more people are now questioning the advantages of tap water over bottled water.Some people may wonder which option is safer, or which tastes better. However,…

Full liquid diet: Everything you need to know

A full liquid diet means that a person eats no solid foods and only consumes liquids, such as soups, juices, and smoothies. For most people, it is a temporary measure and not a long-term nutritional strategy.Full liquids are different than…

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