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.

Fasting Outcomes

  • 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.