Here we will present few facts on fasting that very few people know. This has been found out by the researchers and scientist and therefore it is important to know all this.
How is our Body on a Fast
Human bodies are equipped to handle periods of not eating and the credit goes to our ancestors and since the ancestors who made it through those lean times are the ones who survived our DNA may actually be coded to receive a benefit from fasting.
Lets see how every one ‘s body reacts when you stop feeding it :
We all know how our digestive system breaks down carbohydrates into the sugar glucose after we eat. We know this clearly. We studied that glucose is major necessity and it comes from food. This being body’s major source of energy. Glucose then travels to your body’s cells to provide them with fuel. When we don’t eat, the supply of glucose in your blood drops and your body turns to stored glucose, called glycogen, for energy.
And once all the glycogen has been taken by the body , what happens is your body begins to burn fat and muscle stores to make its own glucose to fuel your cells. So, you see now the body burns fat and muscle which took you ages to build and because of fasting it all goes down the vain .
Thus, you will lose weight in the form of body fat. Also chemicals will make your blood acidic. And so there are few side effects like
- bad breath
- kidney and liver damage.
Fasting may help your heart.
It is okay if a person does Fasting for a day once a month. This is infact good as it may prevent heart diseases. Yes, cant believe it? The truth is this. It has been found that women who fasted a day in a month were less prone to heart diseases. So, yes fasting once in a while isn’t a bad option.
Possibility of preventing cancer.
It has also been found that fasting has a possibility of preventing cancer. Scientists feel this is natural way to let the body maintain its balance.
Fasting won’t help lose weight :
Fasting will not help you lose weight. This should be very clear right from the very first day. Some people have a misconception that fasting will help them become thin but it is a wrong thing to believe. Once they start eating again the carbohydrates will build up. It happens because of their faster metabolism and not over eating.
So, make sure you don’t fast with the intentions of loosing weight but as a naturally tendency to keep your body balanced and allow nature to handle its own thing in its own way. So , clear your misconception and eat and fast right.
Fasting is not same as eating a healthy diet.
It is to be understood that fasting wont replace a healthy diet. A good food with proper minerals, proteins and vitamins will help prevent all the problems be it any problem. So, if you believe that fasting is an alternative to healthy eating then you are wrong.
Therefore, make sure you eat regularly and good food. These days majority of the food is contaminated and hence finding healthy food in its pure form has become difficult. But then eating is always better than fasting. Except on a few occasions make sure you eat well.
It is good that people fast occasionally and it has been going since ages. It has biological benefits but the problem is when we cross our limit and do things in excess. We should not fast more than is required. Our body needs proper food with enough nutrition and so, fasting once a month is good enough.
Also, it is to be understood that fasting wont replace a healthy diet. A good food with proper minerals, proteins and vitamins will help prevent all the problems be it any problem. So, if you believe that fasting is an alternative to healthy eating then you are wrong.
So, know what is right and live your life gracefully .