Fasting is an age-old practice that dates back centuries and plays a vital role in many cultures and religions. Fasting also promotes the body’s self-healing mechanisms. Fasting improves metabolic function and promotes health and wellness. But high-risk people, the elderly, with a chronic disease, pregnant women, and children are advised against fasting.
- Improvement of health conditions or disease
- Increased physical energy and agility
- Heightened mental abilities
- Greater vitality and quality of life
- Greater sense of resilience
Benefits of Fasting
- weight loss
- improved markers of health
- a reduced risk of chronic health conditions
- improved brain health
Intermittent fasting decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Intermittent fasting is a traditional and effective calorie restriction method to reduce weight and body fat. Intermittent fasting can also decrease insulin levels and inflammation.
Risks of Fasting
- Weight loss can cause all kinds of health problems like muscle loss.
- May feel dizziness, headaches, low blood sugar, muscle aches, weakness, and fatigue.
- Fasting for long time may cause anaemia, weekends immune system, liver and kidney problems, and irregular heartbeat.
- Drinking laxative during a fast will increases the risk of fluid imbalance and dehydration.