Yourwellness Magazine Looks at Health Outcomes of Popular Diets

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With the 5:2 diet journalist about to eat parasites on TV to examine the possible medical benefits, Yourwellness Magazine looked at the health outcomes of popular diets.

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The BBC journalist credited with popularising the 5:2 diet will eat a tapeworm for a new science show about parasites, The Mirror reported November 27th. The article, “5:2 diet journalist will eat a tapeworm for BBC Four show about parasites,” noted that Michael Mosley, who studied the two-days-a-week calorie-restriction diet in a Horizon documentary, gathered tapeworm cysts from an abattoir and swallowed them for the BBC Four show Infested. A BBC spokesman commented that Mosley will ‘systematically infect himself with some of the most extraordinary, powerful and surprising parasites of them all’ in order to examine their possible medical benefits.’ (

Following on from this, Yourwellness Magazine explored popular diets, aiming to determine which one is best for overall health and wellness. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘New diets grab the headlines every few weeks, which makes it incredibly hard to choose [one] – how do you know which are the real deal and which are just fads?...When it comes to choosing the best diet for your health and goals, it’s important to first discuss it with your GP – they will help you take any other health concerns into account, and to draw up a plan that works best for you. (

Yourwellness Magazine explained that a low carb diet, such as the Atkins diet, emphasises the protein and fats in food. People following this diet can eat around one third of their daily calorie intake from carbs. Yourwellness Magazine pointed out that many fruits and vegetables are considered high in carbohydrates, so this diet can be incredibly bad for health and it limits meal options. Yourwellness Magazine asserted that the Mediterranean diet, on the other hand, relies heavily on an intake of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables, whole grains and heart-healthy olive oil.

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