In every religion, fasting is related to spirituality, but it’s good for our health also. In daily routine life, our food habits can affect our appetite. Those habits should be changed with the help of fasting. There are so many benefits of fasting, some of them are following:
TO LOSE WEIGHT:
When you eat only fruits, your carbohydrate intake is zero. So, you lose your weight automatically. Fasting helps to increase your metabolism. But it does not slow down the process. So, it helps to lose your weight. Other than that, our fatty tissues release a hormone named leptin. Leptin’s affect is to see the satisfaction after meal. When we fast, leptin decreases in the beginning, but as you your weight, your resistance level increases.
GOOD FOR CARDIVASCULAR SYSTEM:
Fasting is helpful to increase the cardiovascular system that contains blood composition and blood pressure. High blood pressure patient’s high cholesterol gets lower with fasting as the intake of oily food reduces. In this process, blood circulates and carries oxygen, carbon-di-oxide, hormones and blood cells to the body cells
MAINTAIN THE SUGAR LEVEL:
Fast is very effective for a diabetic as the intake of the food which makes glucose like rice, wheat and sweets gets very less. After few days of fasting, your blood sugar level decreases up to 30%.Initially, you start feeling low energy, but afterwards you see that your sugar level gets normal day by day. If you take a blood sample after fasting you will surprise to notice the low range of it.
WIDEN THE ARTERIES:
In blood, there is a substance named triglycerides, which make our arteries narrow. When we keep fast, this substance decreases. So fast helps to widen blood arteries. In this way, it reduces the risk of heart attack. However, researchers have found that fasting helps to improve health of heart muscles.
GOOD FOR STOMACH AND MENTAL HEALTH:
Normally the food we take is the cause of inflammation. Refined sugar, meat, oily food, alcohol etc. All these foods can be the reason for inflammation. With fasting, level of inflammation reduces. It is good for your mental health. Fasting is the excellent way to test your will power. When you are having a fast to concentrate on meditation your mental health reaches in good status.
BATTERY SAVE MODE:
In normal days, when you eat different types of food, body breaks down glucose to get energy. We need this energy to function our reproductive system properly. While fasting, your body needs sugar to produce this energy again, so liver converts non-carbohydrate materials like lactate, amino acids and fats into glucose. As your body goes into battery save mode, body becomes more efficient and uses less energy.
KEEPS MIND QUIET:
People keep fast for various reasons, like, to keep body in shape or to keep themselves healthy. One more benefit of fasting is there that fast keeps the person in peace. It saves the mind with negative thoughts which is the key to good health.