8 Benefits of Fasting That Will Shock You!
The moment you start fasting for like 12 hours daytime, it is one of the ways to benefit your body. In fact, studies show that it is the best way because you purify it physically, biologically and even spiritually.
Therefore, when you fast, your body system easily releases several toxins that are in your body together with unwanted fats (cholesterol). This is because there is no food in the body therefore, the body transforms fats into glucose as nourishment. In short, your body goes into a Survival mode.
Through this process, your body gets help in removing toxic chemicals and other toxins from your stomach, liver, kidneys, lungs and skin. Here we can say that your body has gone into a “physiological vacation” especially for your digestive system.
You may be experiencing high blood pressure for example, due to high cholesterol deposits in the walls of your blood vessels (internally). So, when you fast consistently, the amount of cholesterol deposited in your blood streams melts thereby relieving your body!
Fasting also gives benefits to alcoholics, smokers and people who abuse drugs in general. If you are a smoker and you decide to fast 12 – 14 hours per day then, that is the best moment to quit! We all know smoking is not good for our health, don’t we?
Normally, everything that functions needs some relaxation time in order to rejuvenate. So, when you fast, your body organs get the chance to relieve a bit.
Body organs like the stomach relieve from the regular digestion as well as others. According to Dr. Eric Berg DC, here are the:
8 benefits of prolonged fasting
1.) Regrow Brain Cells – the very specific parts of the brain including the hippocampus and the parts of the brain stem. The part of the hippocampus that has been regenerated has to do with memory.
2.) Increase Mitochondria – the mitochondria are the energy factories of the body. Incredible amounts of energy will be increased when you fast.
3.) Autophagy – A body condition whereby it recycles old damage proteins, microbes and mitochondria to build new tissue.
4.) Enhance Stem Cell Production – The stem cell is a cell without a purpose and is not differentiated into a specific cell yet. As you age, stem cell production goes down. Prolonged fasting is an amazing repair action.
5.) Decrease Inflammation – Prolonged fasting is essential to help someone get to the root cause of inflammation and the safe way to reduce it. All of the autoimmune disease involves inflammation.
6.) Decrease Tumor Growth – Tumors cannot survive in ketones and doing the ketogenic diet runs your body on ketones. Cancer runs on sugar and fasting depletes sugar reserves.
7.) Increase Antioxidants – The body has an anti-oxidant network and doing prolonged fasting could cause the antioxidant levels to go up. This is where the body repairs and defends itself against microbes and other things.
8.) Cell Resistance to Stress – It helps the adrenals by increasing the stress tolerance. You are no longer running on the ups and down on sugar and is basically going into this repair mode where the body starts to increase the resistance to all sorts of stresses.
Fasting is one of the best ways to purify your body. It learns how to survive thereby, releasing toxins and unwanted fats. Heart problems like high blood pressure can be relieved through fasting.
If I may ask right now, do you know how healthy is your heart?
In addition, fasting benefits if you suffer from conditions like high sugar level, obesity and many more. Cancer patients also benefit from fasting as well. Bottom line, you have to observe what you eat when breaking your fast. Take plenty of fruits and boiled vegetables and white meat. This post is for general informational purposes only.
Mmaka Abbas. (2019). Jamii-Health blogger and a Public Health Officer. https://jamii-health.co.ke/
Dr. Eric Berg DC. (2018). Amazing Benefits of Prolonged Fasting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX_kg6Nimbc&t=472s