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Here Are The Best Diets For Your Health, Per Science

Diet tips and habits of people that are in the spotlight is the one thing that you can be sure people will be interested in. For some reason, we have this innate urge to study, analyze and consider with high diligence what someone else assembles on their dishes. Diet plan? Petri dish of bacteria? There’s no difference, and you can bet both will be given the same amount of care and analysis.

This is why we as a race and culture are obsessed with dieting, as can be seen in the numerous diet fads that come with every month of every year. It’s why health shops are plentiful, it’s why the internet is filled with articles about them and it’s why your mom insists that you go vegan, even though you like chickens running around as much as you like them on your plate.

But there are pros and cons to this, mainly with people easily getting confused due to tons of options that are available. Paleo? Military? Keto? What does all of this even mean?

Not to worry since we’re here to take out the guesswork by saying that, according to science, the best diet out there today is intermittent fasting.

True to its name, intermittent fasting requires a person to only eat during a certain time frame, and fast (read: not eat anything) all the rest. For a lot of people, this can also look like the 16/8 method, where people fast every day for 14 to 16 hours and eat for just 8 to 10 hours. Numerous studies have shown that this diet is, in fact, effective and highly maintainable because it doesn’t require a drastic change in what you can and can’t eat.

For people who don’t like fasting, however, there’s also the Mediterranean diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, seeds and olive oil. Besides weight loss (which has the highest adherence rate of 57 percent), it’s also known to help improve our blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

So for those who want to give this dieting thing a go, you’d do well with intermittent fasting and the Mediterranean diet. Just make sure you pair it with exercise.

Intermittent fasting Intermittent fasting has been linked to increased resistance to stress, improved blood sugar levels and better blood pressure and resting heart rates. However, the dieters are encouraged to stay hydrated. Pixabay

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