While fasting in India is popular because of religious reasons, but now-a-days fasting has become increasingly popular especially among the health community.
Fasting cannot be defined as 'not eating'. With the growing fasting trend, it is all about staying healthy. Lately, observing fasts has shown to have many health benefits including increased weight loss and better brain functioning.
So, let's look into the other health benefits that fasting brings us!
Boosts life longevity
Fasting can have a great effect on recycling body cells. When you have cells that are constantly restoring themselves to have optimal performance, it is going to have anti-aging effects. With refreshing cells, the aging process works slowly helping you in staying young forever.
Human cognition gets better
Going by the facts, fasting can have a powerful effect on brain health. Observing fast can protect brain health and increase the generation of nerve cells to help enhance cognitive function. So, improve both your brain function and brain structure by eating less and healthy food on your vrat days.
Improves Immune System
Fasting can help your body fight off common sicknesses like cold and cough before they even start. With fasting, your cells will begin to regenerate, replacing old cells that are a part of your immune system. This leads to a stronger immune system cleaning up your old system.
Prevents deadly diseases
Incase you didn't know, fasting can help the body to get rid off disease like cancer. It may not completely prevent you from getting cancer, but it can help in the spreading of it and tumor growth. Since cancer attack your cells, but when there are no toxins in your body that can attack any of your cells with fasting, then cancer cannot be formed.
Tip: For people going through chemotherapy, intermittent fasting can help suppress many of the side effects.
This one is quite obvious, if you are already eating less, then there's no way you can gain weight. You will probably be consuming much less than you normally would on a regular day. With fasting you burn about 1750 calories on an average resulting in losing weight faster.
So, these are the top five effects of fasting that are backed by science and motivate you to observe a fast these Navratri days!
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