10 health benefits of fasting

  1. Fasting promotes detoxification. As the body breaks down its fat reserves, it mobilizes and eliminates stored toxins.
  2. Fasting gives the digestive system a much-needed rest. After fasting, both digestion and elimination are invigorated.
  3. Fasting quiets allergic reactions, including asthma and hay fever.
  4. Fasting promotes the drying up of abnormal fluid accumulations, such as edema in the ankles and legs and swelling in the abdomen.
  5. Fasting normalizes blood pressure in the vast majority of cases.
  6. Fasting makes it easy to overcome addictions e.g. tobacco, caffeine and alcohol.
  7. Fasting clears the skin and whitens the eyes.
  8. Fasting restores taste appreciation for wholesome natural foods. Our taste buds come alive after fasting and food never tastes better.
  9. Fasting is the perfect gateway to a healthful diet and lifestyle. Going on a fast gives you the motivation and enthusiasm to make a fresh start.
  10. Fasting initiates rapid weight loss with little or no hunger. Most people are surprised at how little desire for food they have while fasting.

[Muslims practice 30 days of fasting every year, and it starts tomorrow!]

More health tips in my book, Dhinchak Life

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