Intermittent fasting – Here’s what you need to know

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern maintaining a gap between eating and fasting. It is a powerful tool to reduce weight, oxidative stress, and blood sugar levels. It also helps to improve metabolic health, protects from Alzheimer’s, and offers numerous other benefits.  The highlight is that it boosts longevity making this diet hugely popular.

While it does not define food profile, it merely emphasizes when you should eat them. There are various types of fasting and eating cycles, but the most favoured ones are:

1.While we “fast” when we sleep, consider intermittent fasting a simple extension of it.

2. The most followed way of intermittent fasting is 16/8 where you fast for 16 hours each day and eat between noon and 8 pm only.

3. Eat-Stop-Eat: Once or twice a week go on 24 hours fast, eating nothing from dinner till dinner the next day.

4. The 5:2 Diet: Twice a week consume just 500–600 calories.

Intermittent fasting may sound difficult to follow but once you get used to the diet pattern it is easy. You will feel better and more energetic. Just stick to healthy foods or those your nutritionist advises. The last word, kindly consult your doctor before starting to go on such a diet pattern.

Here are some healthy eats from Bigbasket that you can have before fasting or after breaking the fast.

Newby English Breakfast Black Tea

This perfect Breakfast Tea combines premium black teas from the famed Assam tea-growing belt. A fusion of fine leaves plucked during harvest seasons, this blend offers a fruity muscatel aroma and a comforting malty taste. This amazing fine tea is sealed properly for a fresher flavour. Want a cup? Click here.

Bagrrys Organic – Quinoa

This organic quinoa is a powerhouse of high-protein and total dietary fiber. It acts as a nourishing element in your daily rice meals. It can also be substituted for most rice dishes and is 100% gluten-free. The product is suitable for all age groups and for vegetarians as well. Here is your pack.

Namhya Instant Breakfast Cereal

This instant breakfast cereal is the right balance of carbs, protein, and fat for a wholesome start to the day. It has the richness of nuts, oats, and sattu, but no preservatives giving you 100% raw, plant-based whole meal. Pick your pack here

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