Due to the rise of fad diets, cleanses, and unrealistic beauty standards, it can, unfortunately, be seen that eating disorders have had an exponential growth. Eating disorders are the first ranked mental disorder that has caused death in people, and the factors can be external (environmental, lifestyle, social), or internal (genetics) [1, 15]. Research has […]
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Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Gut Microbiome
This article is specifically discuss about a recent research done by Su et al (2021) about the effect of Ramadan Fasting on Gut Microbiome. In this particular research, they collected the samples of feces and blood from the subjects, and also took the longitudinal physiologic data in 2 cohorts, in 2 years. Results showed that […]
The Benefits of Ramadan Fasting for Health
Fasting is abstained from eating and drinking, mostly done for religious devotion. There are many religions practice fasting, usually for special occasions. This month (Ramadan) is a special holy month in Islamic (lunar) calendar for about 1.8 billions Muslims in the world. All eligible Muslims who already reach puberty have the obligation to do intermittent […]
Why Dietary Cholesterol is No Longer A Concern?
Hypercholesterolemia, the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood, is one of the major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Plasma cholesterol level is the result of intestinal cholesterol absorption and hepatic cholesterol synthesis, also biliary excretion and cellular use (Lecerf and Lorgeril, 2011). Lipoprotein is a compound found in the bloodstream containing […]
How to Detect A Bad Fad Diet
Many overweight people try to lose weight quickly by using the popular or fad diets. Unfortunately, most of those diets do not help, and some of them may actually be harmful. The typical characteristics of the bad fad diets are as follows: 1. They promote instant weight loss. This is the main reason why […]
The Best Diet Tips Ever!
Here are some of the best diet tips ever! Start eating when you feel hungry & stop eating before you feel full. Eat balance diet (see page: “Diet Guidelines”) with various foods to ensure you get all essential nutrients (including: carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals & water) After finishing 1 portion, wait for a […]