Friday, June 5, 2009

Fasting Days for Your Health

Fasting Days for Your HealthFasting days is a kind of detox diet. Some people, who get used to it, can’t imagine themselves without weekly fasting days. You can’t imagine it. You think you’ll starve in some hours you spend without food. Cool it, the devil is not so black as he is painted.

Fasting is primarily the act of unasked refraining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. A fast may be total or partial. Fasting for religious and spiritual reasons has been a part of human custom since pre-history. It is well-known as Fasting and Ramadan in religious traditions. All this traditions lay deep and not only a sacred tradition.

Fasting can be a very healthy thing for a human, even take care about children, starving is not good for them at all. Sometimes fasting is used in a nestitherapy form, to treat some skin diseases and neurotic involvement, even for cancer treatment.

Fasting days with a purpose to detox the body and loose weight, lie in drinking a lot of water or juice during a day or two. Make this days regularly once a week. Don’t try a nestitherapy (a long fasting period) being inexperienced it may lead to health problems.

The main benefit offered by fasting days, to those who are looking for a way to loose weight, is the speed of the process. Some people say, weight loss can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day. If you are juice fasting you are losing weight, because the juice can’t supply you enough calories. You may alternate juices with water fasting or intermit water and juice fasting to increase weight loss.

So when you are fasting there are two ways to do it: you absolutely abandon food and drink a lot of water or natural juices during a day; you eat some delicate food, for the most part plant food. Drink according to the needs of your body. Some people used to drink only 2-3 glasses of water per day. This water volume is not valid, even for a common day. During water fasting, digestion is not required, but you need a lot of water to make cleaning of from toxicoids.

Prefer distilled water and avoid water straight from the tap. Qualitative water has an ability to absorb and suspend large number of toxins, and to flush them from the body. What about mineral water, it is not good enough because the inorganic minerals are difficult to be assimilated by the cells, they can’t work way through plasmalemmas. Distilled or well water is the best variant. Juices can give you more calories and more energy than water. Drinking less juice affords an opportunity for more intense detoxification, but gives less energy. Try to find your own appropriate variant, but take care, don’t force hand.