Fasting is a practice of skipping daily meal for a certain period of time like for some hours or a day or two. This is practiced for centuries for various religious and cultural purposes. For example, Full moon, Navratri, etc. for Hindus, Ramadan for Muslims, Good Fridays for Catholics and many different for different religions across the globe.

But, in recent times, people have started practicing fasting for a whole new purpose i.e. health reasons. Researchers say that fasting provides numerous health benefits.

Following are the 10 surprising benefits that will motivate you to practice one:



People looking to lose weight, here is a magic trick for you all and it is fasting which is quick and safe to get you there. Normally, when we eat food, the body burns the food to provide the required fuel to the body and extra food is converted into fat. But when you start fasting, there is less food to convert into energy and therefore body starts converting fats into energy. This process is known as lipolysis.



This is an underlying truth but studies have shown that fasting can actually help you live longer. Let us know why?



Additives present in food creates fat in the body. Due to nutritional deprivation during fasting, these harmful additives are triggered and neutralized by the metabolism.



As discussed above, a weak digestive system gets time to prepare itself to burn food and convert it into energy.



Fasting boosts the production of the BNDF hormone which activates stem cells and converts them into neurons. Apart from this, it reduces the overactivity of the brain.



We discussed how old cells are regenerated within the body and also how the body burns fat during fasting. This rejuvenation of cells leads to improved immune function.



As we know, that fasting gives break to the body from and digestion allowing the body to focus on other organs like liver, kidneys and the skin. Fasting helps the body to get rid of toxins that are contributing factors of skin-related issues.



Type 2 diabetes has become common which is caused by reduced insulin sensitivity and increased blood sugar levels in the bloodstream. Here fasting can help the body uses up the glucose in blood and liver since it has no other source off energy which helps in lowering blood sugar levels and increasing insulin.



 Fasting can prevent cancer and tumors as they are caused by uncontrolled cellular growth. So while fasting, the body eliminates toxins from cells which cordially reduces risk of cancer and cancer.



 Firstly, we know that fasting lowers the risk of  Type 2 diabetes which lifts the risk of cardiovascular diseases and it also burns LSD cholesterol in the body to provide fuel.


Other than the religious prospects, incorporating fasting in your daily routine will surely boost your health. It might be a bit hard to fast in the starting but the health benefits related to it will surely motivate you. The earlier you start fasting, the earlier you will reap the benefits.

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