Benefits of Fasting

Many people have great confusion about how to fasting. Will they able to fast or not. According to some people fasting is the great spiritual discipline. If you are having any health problems try to avoid fasting.

A fasting is done to lose something of this world and gain something in the next. It has nothing to do with losing any weight except the weight on your soul.

Fasting may be hard. But the God honors the person who denies her own bodily desires for a time and devotes herself to prayer and fasting.

Remember that fasting is always motivated by deep desire, fasting is not the suppression of desire but the intense pursuit of it. We fast because we want something more than food or more than whatever activity it is from which we abstain. If one suppresses the desire for food it is only because he or she has a greater and more intense desire for something more precious.

The benefits of fasting are

The Blood levels of insulin drop significantly, which facilitates fat burning.
Human growth hormone may increase as much as 5-fold. Higher levels of this hormone facilitate fat burning and muscle gain, and have numerous other benefits. The human body induces important cellular repair processes, such as removing waste material from cells. There are also beneficial changes in several genes and molecules related to longevity and protection against disease.