Fasting is both a spiritual and physical exercise. You can fast to get closer to your Maker or trim down yourself to shed some calories of weight.  Whatever level you are operating, there are benefits to derive from fasting both spiritual and physical. Here are a few tips or benefits of  fasting

 

 

  • REDUCTION IN BLOOD SUGAR

Fasting is a better option than certain fad diets where you end up gaining back all the weight you lost. This is because the reduction in the food consumed throughout fasting causes your stomach to shrink gradually. This requires you to eat lesser food to feel full. Fasting is, hence, a great option to get into the habit of healthy eating. When your fast is over, your appetite is less than before and you are less likely to indulge in overeating.

 

  • IMPROVES IMMUNITY

 

Following a balanced diet in between fasts can boost immunity, eliminate toxins and reduce fat storage. Breaking your fast with fruits causes an increase in the body’s store of essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamins  A  and E are good antioxidants that help to boost immunity.

  • HELPS TO OVERCOME ADDICTION

 

Fasting is of great help in reducing cravings for nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods. Fasting can help addicts to overcome their addictions. It promotes a desire for natural foods such as fruits and water. In this way, it promotes a healthy lifestyle.

 

  • MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL l  BENEFITS

 

 

Fasting improves mental clarity and focus, thus providing you with greater freedom, flexibility, and energy for the day-to-day activities of life.

 

 

  • RESOLVES INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE

 

 

 

Research has shown that fasting can resolve inflammatory diseases and allergies. Inflammatory diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, and skin diseases like psoriasis. Fasting is believed to promote the healing of inflammatory bowel diseases.

 

 

  • LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

 

 

 

One of the positive effects of fasting is the reduction of cholesterol in the blood. This results in improvement of cardiovascular health and lower risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. This lower cholesterol level can be maintained by following a healthy diet after the fast is over.

 

 

By- Teri Mendis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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