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How to follow a Mediterranean diet for weight loss

Live Science · 5 min

If you’re thinking about how to follow a Mediterranean diet for weight loss, you probably already know there are multiple proven health benefits to this way of eating. An ever-growing body of evidence shows that it significantly reduces the risk of developing many chronic conditions.

The big idea: have we been getting sleep all wrong?

The Guardian · 5 min

‘Sleep: those little slices of death, how I loathe them”; “sleep is a criminal waste of time and a heritage from our cave days.” Quotes like these, somewhat dubiously attributed to Edgar Allan Poe and Thomas Edison, nevertheless reflect our society’s difficult relationship with sleep.

Longevity diet: More carbs, fasting, and less protein

Medical News Today · 4 min

Although treating food as medicine is a highly debated concept, many recent studies have demonstrated the wisdom in this statement and how monitoring food quantity, type, and timing are crucial for good health. However, what precisely makes up the optimal diet remains controversial.

How timing your meals right can benefit your health

The Guardian · 4 min

When did you last eat? Did you “breakfast like a king” as the saying goes, or skip it to hit a 14-hour fast? While “good” and “bad” foods have been ingrained in us from an early age, there’s more to eating than simply what’s on our plates.