Benefits of Fasting (Detox)
In our previous article Intro to Detoxification, we hope that you learnt on some of the things that might ingest toxins in your body over time. In this post, we will enlighten you on how best to get rid of these toxic wastes off your body.
Fasting has been one of the significant and effective ways people were using for many years ago. This is an ancient and natural way to heal your body. It has been found to be one of the fastest ways to heal and cleanse the human body. In religion, fasting has been used, as well as, in health.
In our society today, it would be very hard for you to think of not eating for every a single day. When we are sick, we lose our appetite while the body focuses on cleaning itself and getting rid of all the toxins that makes it unwell. This is what happens when you fast, the body will focus on cleaning the lungs and the intestines.
Fasting is slowly being embraced by modern science. Researchers show huge magnitude of biochemical events which take place in the joints, fatty tissues and the blood when one is fasting. Starvation and fasting are not similar in any way. When you are fasting, the body makes use of the enzymes, fatty tissues and the muscle tissues which are used to sustain it in this period of time when you’re fasting. You need to consult a physician before you get into fasting. Studies show that good fasting can be done for a period of up to 40 days before any kind of starvation is experienced. During this period of fasting, the body breaks down all the abnormal cells, plaque and tissues that might have been built up. This makes sure that the organs and glands rest tissues go through purification and the blood PH levels are balanced.
What are some of the benefits of fasting?
Insulin sensitivity is improved. When you fast, the insulin sensitivity levels are improved and you are able to tolerate sugars better than you would have if you did not fast.
Aids in losing weight. When you fast for some hours proves to be safe as it allows the body to burn through the fat cells effectively than through diets. During this period, your body uses the fat as its primary source of energy and not sugar.
Metabolism is built. When fasting, you give your digestive system a rest and this can energize the metabolism to burn more calories. If you think your digestion is letting you down, then fast and it might improve.
Before you are tempted to get into a long fast or detox, consult a licensed physician who will examine your body to establish whether it’s safe for you to fast.
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