Should You Eat Every Day?

Many religions and diets suggest fasting, but what does the science say about this method? An interesting video takes on fasting from an evolutionary and scientific perspective as part of a larger biology playlist. It discusses the changes that happen in the body and brain when fasting and offers a warning about the lack of scientific research on this method used long term.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Read the current research on fasting
  • Discuss diabetes and the risks this method might present to diabetics
Classroom Considerations
  • Be aware of any pupils with eating disorders and strongly suggest scholars discuss any changes in diet with their doctors and parents
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Offers quality links to research
  • Requires very little class time
Cons
  • None