STAY HEALTHY BY FASTING
Do you think that only eating right helps your health and body? Well, it happens that sometimes not eating helps you more. Fasting has been always around us from the very early time. Either it has a root in religion or not throughout the time people have fasted to have a healthier body and soul.
Each fasting has its own specificity in what to eat or drink and what not to eat and drink. The duration of the diet or fasting time is also important in each one. Whatever it is; based on specific ideology or just being healthy, one desires to have a better state of being; emotionally and physically.
Fasting allows the body to rest, to detoxify, and to heal. During this time, the body moves into the same kind of detoxification cycle that it normally enters during sleep. It uses its energy during a fast not for digesting food but for cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and healing any parts of it that are ill.
Why do we say toxins? Does it mean that we eat poison on our own?
Obviously, the answer is no, but whether we like it or not they enter our body by the following ways:
Airborne pollution that we breathe in or absorb through our skin
Pollutants we ingest on or in our foods
Toxins from bacteria and viruses, including those normally in our intestinal tract
Now in order to eliminate all the toxins and other bad elements from our body, it seems that fasting can help us a lot.
Let’s see what happens when we avoid drinking for example.
Many of the most dramatic changes that occur in the body during juice and water fasting take place on the first three days of the fast. These occur as the body switches from one fuel source to another.
Normally, the primary form of energy that the body uses is glucose, a type of sugar. Most of this is extracted or converted from the food we eat. Throughout the day, the liver stores excess sugar in a special form called glycogen that it can call on as energy levels fall between meals. There is enough of this sugar source for 8 to 12 hours of energy, and usually, it is completely exhausted within the first 24 hours of fasting.
As you can see the excess sugar in your body is being used. This is just one effect of many.
The same thing happens with the fat existing in your body and it is broken down and eventually gone from your system. The procedure of how it happens may not be of your interest, so we just say that excess sugar and fat goes out of your system by fasting.
How does it affect our brain?
Studies have shown that fasting stimulates the heart, adrenal cortex, skeletal musculature, and the brain to better functioning. The brain’s periodic utilization of this alternative fuel during periods of food shortages (or fasting) also seems to have long-term beneficial effects on brain and central nervous system function. Electroencephalograph (EEG) data and endocrine testing generally show significant improvements after both juice fasting and water fasting.
Fasting has many benefits for our body but for some people, it may have an opposite effect and they should not fast at all. The people who are at risk are: Pregnant and diabetic women Nursing mother People with severe anemia People with extreme fear of fasting In general anyone who thinks by fasting they feel worse or their state of health is at risk should avoid fasting.
Pregnant and diabetic women
People with severe anemia People with extreme fear of fasting In general anyone who thinks by fasting they feel worse or their state of health is at risk should avoid fasting.
People with an extreme fear of fasting
In general anyone who thinks by fasting they feel worse or their state of health is at risk should avoid fasting.