Time-restricted feeding, one of the many types of intermittent fasting, is a practice of restricting the daily eating window between the first and last meal. This is done to prolong the daily fasting period, which is proven to be a highly healthy dietary habit.
In this study, which was published in the journal about the topics of nutrition science and trends, researchers from Surrey, UK have reported the results from surveying approximately 600 people to determine the barriers preventing them from adopting time-restricted daily feeding habits.
The majority of respondents had a 10-14 hour feeding window. A majority of respondents were convinced that they could reduce their feeding window by three hours, if the health claims of this type of routine would be proven to be undisputable to them personally (2).
One of the main aspects of time restricted eating, such as intermittent fasting, is that all of the necessary calories are consumed within a limited time window. Research suggests that a smaller feeding window contributes to a lesser overall calorie consumption due to the increased satiety experienced during the limited feeding window.
Extracts From Reishi Mushroom And Green Tea Shows Synergistic Effect To Slow Sarcoma
Scientific studies have found that combining the active ingredients in the Reishi mushroom and the tea creates synergetic effects that inhibited the growth of tumours and delayed the time of death in mice with sarcomas.
The Western-style diet has high amounts of processed, high sugar and pre-packaged foods which severely lack fibre. Fibre is needed to support gut microbiota. Changes in dietary habits aimed at especially a lack of fibre, are believed to have contributed to the increased prevalence of chronic inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndrome and cancer.
In the study, researchers found switching mice from a standard grain-based rodent chow to a high-fat, low-fibre Western-style diet resulted in a rapid reduction in the number of gut bacteria. Mice fed the Western-style diet were frequently unable to clear the pathogen Citrobacter rodentium from the colon. They were also prone to developing a chronic infection when re-challenged by this pathogen.
The researchers conclude the Western-style diet reduces the numbers of gut bacteria and promotes encroachment of microbiota into the intestine, potentially influencing immune system readiness and the body's defence against pathogenic bacteria (3).
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Xiaoshuang Dai, Joy M. Stanilka, Cheryl A. Rowe, Elizabethe A. Esteves, Carmelo Nieves, Samuel J. Spaiser, Mary C. Christman, Bobbi Langkamp-Henken, Susan S. Percival. ConsumingLentinula edodes(Shiitake) Mushrooms Daily Improves Human Immunity: A Randomized Dietary Intervention in Healthy Young Adults. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2015; 1 DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2014.950391
Junqing An, Xu Zhao, Yanling Wang, Juan Noriega, Andrew T. Gewirtz, Jun Zou. Western-style diet impedes colonization and clearance of Citrobacter rodentium. PLOS Pathogens, 2021; 17 (4): e1009497 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009497