Intermittent Fasting

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What is it?

Intermittent fasting is a type of dietary pattern consisting of defined and programmed periods of fasting.

What is intermittent fasting for?

Studies indicate that its adoption can reduce the risk of hypertension, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular problems. In addition, the practice of fasting reduces the consumption of ultra-processed foods, assists in fat burning and control of excess weight.

How does intermittent fasting work?

Intermittent fasting is done in a period of 12 to 48 hours in which the individual goes without eating solid foods and caloric drinks. In addition to the hours of fasting, the days on which it occurs are also defined, the most common being the 5:2 regimen, that is, on two days of the week the individual will fast and on the other 5, if eating in a normal way.

What is allowed?

After the fasting period, the intake of foods with low glycemic index, low in fat and high in fiber is indicated. Thus, foods fried and prepared with a lot of fat are not advised, fruits and vegetables such as orange, apple, sweet potato, zucchini, tomato and cabbage among other foods with high nutritional density are indicated.


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Dong, T. A., Sandesara, P. B., Dhindsa, D. S., Mehta, A., Arneson, L. C., Dollar, A. L., Taub, P. R., & Sperling, L. S. (2020). Intermittent Fasting: A Heart Healthy Dietary Pattern?

. The American journal of medicine

, 133

(8), 901–907.

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