If a balanced diet with the right intake of vitamins and diet are just essential for the proper functioning of our body, it is advisable to do a fast time to time to clean the body of toxins that can clog.
But, do not fast and no matter how fast is long, it must be better prepared.
Fasting: good or bad for health?
What is fasting?
Fasting is a period shorter or longer – from 1 day to several weeks – where you stop eating and drinking.
A personal habit of healthy living: this is the case, when we want to clean our body of its excess;
It may also have a religious purpose: the fast of Lent for Christians or Ramadan for Muslims.
Ramadan fasting is not to eat or drink from sunrise to sunset for one lunar month. The Lenten fast is to restrict his diet during the 40 days before Easter, fasting is more pronounced Friday. Formerly, Lent meant severe restrictions on meats, sugars, etc… And now Lent is less and less strict monitoring and the choice of deprivation remains free.
The phenomenon of autolysis (self-absorption) is for the body to dip into its reserves:
It will fetch in the “secondary” substances, which are not essential to the body;
by a kind of phenomenon of internal combustion, toxins and all that is in excess will be purified through eliminative parts of the body: the excretory organs (kidneys, lungs, skin, liver and intestines ).
On a more hygienic and non religious point of view, fasting for therapeutic purposes must prepare.
If you’ve never practiced, it is first necessary to contact a doctor or naturopath to ensure that your health allows. It is indeed not advisable to fast when one is ill or pregnant.
You must then follow the three main phases of fasting:
Preparation of the entry in the fasting period;
Fasting period itself;
output fast or how to get a normal diet, which must of course be gradually reintroducing foods in a specific order.