Protein is a key macronutrient used as a building block within several processes in the body including immunity, restoration and rebuilding of tissue, hormone production, growth, and oxygen transport.
Fad diets have taken over the nutrition industry, many of which promise quick weight loss or set guidelines that are not sustainable. One that has become increasingly more popular because of recommendations from doctors or endorsements by celebrities and athletes is intermittent fasting. Fasting is described as a voluntary or involuntary abstention from food, with food restriction being either partial or total.
The nutrition world is an evolving field with new information being thrown at the public daily. While fad diets may temporarily work for some people, it is important to remember that not all diets are appropriate for every population.