Fasting is defined as the deprivation, voluntary or involuntary, willing abstinence or reduction of food, accompanied with drinks for a period of time. But an absolute fast or dry fasting is normally defined as the abstinence from all food and drink for a defined period, usually 24 hours, or a number of days.
Many of us wonder about the effects of this practice on our state of health. In this article, we offer you reasons why fasting should be a part of the fun.
7 benefits of fasting on your health
1. Slimming ally
During fasting, weight loss is inevitable. This can be a good thing if you are slightly overweight. In fact, we tend to absorb more calories than we really need. Fasting will have the effect of burning too many calories.
2. Care for the intestines
With fasting, the problems of intestinal permeability that are found in people with a low-fiber diet are significantly reduced. Also, one sees better intestinal health with the elimination of bad bacteria.
3. Detoxified liver
Thanks to fasting, the numerous toxins contained in the ammoniacal salts and the amino acids pass into the urea. It is the same for fatty acids, a large quantity of which will be evacuated from the body.
4. Stomach less prone to inflammation
By fasting, the stomach is put to rest and is less subject to inflammation due to its intense activity.
5. Rest of the pancreas
The rest of the stomach goes hand in hand with that of the pancreas. Indeed, the more the diet is unbalanced, the more the pancreas works. Thus, by fasting there will be a decrease in the production of insulin thus reducing the risk of inflammation.
6. A beauty partners
By its purifying effect, fasting allows having a skin more beautiful, younger, better maintained. Added to this is the beauty of hair, nails, teeth and so on. This effect is perceptible due to the fact that the toxins are evacuated from the body.
7. An opportunity to clean
This 7th point is the one that explains all the previous points. Indeed, a cell in the body has three modes of death: necrosis, apoptosis and autophagy. The mode of death which interests us here is autophagy which intervenes in fasting. This phenomenon is present when we eat but it is maximized when we find ourselves in a period of fasting.
Indeed, by the mechanism of autophagy, the cell recycles itself, inside its cytoplasm. It can eliminate its defective or potentially toxic constituents, or even self-destruct, to protect the entire body in case of disease.
Finally, even if the subject feels extreme fatigue, the body will proceed to a real scrub and will regenerate.