Intermittent fasting has already shown to lower inflammation and improve cardiovascular health.
Intermittent fasting diets fall generally into two categories: daily time-restricted feeding, which narrows eating times to 6-8 hours per day, and so-called 5:2 intermittent fasting.
Instead of practising intermittent fasting for weight loss, where you fast for most of the day, try time-restricted dieting, wherein you would eat at the same time every day.
Intermittent fasting is cutting yourself off from any food, other than water, for a certain amount of time. Some fasting is for religious reasons, while others fast for weight loss. But is it a healthy way to lose weight?
The first day of Ramadan is most likely to fall on April 13. UAE residents will have to observe approximately 14 hours of fasting with a slight difference between various regions of the country.
An expert has emphasised the importance of following a healthy Ramadan lifestyle with regular exercise and proper eating habits that helps get adequate calories divided between the Iftar and Suhoor meals with balanced proportions.
The Palm Fountain at The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah will put on a stunning show daily as it signals the end of the fasting time.
The fasting time doesn’t make any difference to a Muslim who observes the fasting month in its true spirit (“This city has 22 hours of fasting time, the longest in the world,” May 2, Gulf Today).
It is five days to the Holy Month of Ramadan. While even non-Muslims may opt to fast, four medical specialists are reminding everyone not to be affected by external factors as the season is also a time to improve on virtues such as selflessness and patience. Let it be the time to re-work on the healthy lifestyle by way of enjoying more nutritious food and engaging in physical exercises with loved ones and those who matter.