Why we need to restrict calories right now

A new study shows the benefits of calorie restriction. Never has such advice been more needed.

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  • A new study based at Salk Institute has discovered the cellular mechanisms behind calorie restriction.
  • Rats on a higher-calorie diet experienced more inflammation and immune problems than rats that ate less.
  • This research is especially relevant right now, as immunodeficient patients are at high risk of complications from COVID-19.
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5 of the worst keto diet side effects

The keto diet can help with weight loss, but at what cost?

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  • In addition to weight loss, there are a few well-known side effects of the keto diet, some of which can be unpleasant.
  • Some side effects of the keto diet are bound to occur, though others only happen when the diet is implemented poorly.
  • The keto diet doesn't have to lead to a host of negative side effects, but anyone considering undertaking the diet over the long term should be especially careful.
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Intermittent fasting and keto diet: Can you do both at the same time?

Hint: Both lead to the same metabolic state.

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  • The keto diet and intermittent fasting are two weight-loss methods that have gained popularity in recent years.
  • Both can put the body in a state of ketosis, which leads to many of the same benefits.
  • However, scientists are still researching both intermittent fasting and the keto diet, and it's best to consult a doctor before making any drastic changes to your dietary habits – especially two changes at same time.
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Why cauliflower is perfect for the keto diet

The exploding popularity of the keto diet puts a less used veggie into the spotlight.

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  • The cauliflower is a vegetable of choice if you're on the keto diet.
  • The plant is low in carbs and can replace potatoes, rice and pasta.
  • It can be eaten both raw and cooked for different benefits.
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Getting more sleep curbs sugar cravings, study finds

Studies have also shown that two weeks of sleep deprivation increases the consumption of excess calories, particularly from energy-dense, high-carbohydrate snacks. 

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