20 Jun, 2015
Five-day ‘fasting’ diet that could lower your chances of heart disease, cancer and diabetes – The Independent
A simple five-day diet that mimics fasting can bring a host of health benefits, including cutting the risk of heart disease and cancer and boosting the immune system, American scientists believe. A team at the University of Southern California has developed the diet, which they call the ‘Fasting Mimicking Diet’ (FMD), which only needs to be followed for five days a month for dieters to see the effects. The plan restricts dieters’ calorie intake to between one third and a half of normal intake, with the plan focusing heavily on vegetable soups and chamomile tea.