In this post, I will share some health benefits of fasting and why is it so necessary.
* Fasting helps in weight management
Overweight or obesity is a common problem now in people of all age groups.
Fasting helps to control those hunger pranks and do mindful eating.
Less calorie intake helps in weight loss.
* Fasting promotes better health by fighting inflammation
One study has shown that intermittent fasting helps to decrease levels of inflammatory markers.
* It may improve heart health by improving blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
* Boosts metabolism
Fasting actually boosts metabolism which helps in weight control and weight loss.
* Could delay the aging process
The most common types of fasting which we can practice are:
* Water fasting
One needs to drink plenty of water for a particular time period avoiding any solid food.
This also helps to cleanse the system and remove toxins from the body.
* Liquid Diet
In this case, one can take only a liquid diet for a day or two, like fresh juices, coconut water, soups, etc.
* Intermittent Fasting
Here food intake is restricted for a few hours like 14-16 hours.
This helps to cleanse our body thoroughly and also helps in weight management.
* Partial Fasting
In this case, few foods are restricted like fast foods, nonveg, sweets, etc.
This also helps in weight management.
* Calorie Restriction
In this case, calorie intake is restricted so that one can easily do weight management.
Apart from this, we all know that all religion teaches the importance of fasting.
In Islam, we observe Roza during the holy month of Ramadan
Entire month all are supposed to fast during day time, can eat in evening and night.
Very small kids can skip, it's for the 7+ age group.
Initially kids are made to fast for a day or two and as they grow older they are asked to keep more.
We have been practicing this since childhood, so doesn't look difficult, in fact, is easy for us :)
Kids are taught about the benefits of fasting, taught to respect food, thank almighty for the food we are getting daily, help poor and needy who can't afford good food like us.
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