Complete Knowledge About Fasting
Fasting is common to every main religious tradition, like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam. Hippocrates from ancient Greece believed fasting helped in the healing of the body.
Muslims all around the world fast from dawn to sunset each day during Ramadan. Hindus fast for 9 days during Navratri. All this definitely gave the scientists some hint that fasting is helpful. But what is considered fasting?
In simple words, fasting is a willful refrainment from eating completely or almost completely for a certain stretch of time. It usually lasts from 12 to 24 hours, but sometimes may continue for days at a time.
Fasting comes with enormous benefits like the following
- Decreases inflammation
- Induces weight and causes body fat loss
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Lowers blood cholesterol
- Improves insulin sensitivity
- Improves fat burning
- Extends life
- Reverses aging process
- Improves mental clarity and concentration
There are many myths around fasting too. For that, you need to understand what are the truths in
relation to fasting.
Here are some fasting truths
- Fasting does not make you burn muscle
- Fasting does not result in overeating
- Fasting, in reality, is very enjoyable as energy levels and mental clarity soars up
- As fasting gives results it is also addictive
Let us first understand the following terms-
Intermittent fasting (or IF) -
is the pattern of eating where one can cycle between periods of having food and fasting. It majorly advises on when one should eat rather than what to eat. intermittent fasting can be done in various ways by splitting the day or week into fasting periods and eating periods.
Juice Feasting -
A juice feast is basically an impactful detoxification protocol. In this, one consumes fresh juices of Diabetes-friendly fruits, vegetables that are loaded with nutrients with no fiber which gives your body a chance to divert lots of energy from digestion to cleansing. Now comes the most interesting part.
Should diabetics fast?
Is it safe for a diabetic to fast?
Can diabetes be reversed with fasting?
The common understanding amongst most diabetics is that it is very important for them to eat every 2 hours to maintain sugar levels and fasting is just not permissible/allowed. In fact, most doctors, even internationally do not recommend fasting.
Another thought that diabetes can never be cured also runs through the mind, but in reality, diabetes is reversible by following the pure path of 4 protocols of diet, exercise, inner transformation, and medical aid.
When we think of reversing diabetes to such an extent that medicines should stop, insulin should stop, the answer is Diabetics should fast!!!!
FFD or Freedom from Diabetes suggests fasting to be done in the following different ways. This kind of fasting has been experientially proved to be effective in diabetes reversal.
1. You can go on a complete water fast
2. Do alternate days juice feasting and water fasting
3. Juice feast on all days
4. Do alternate days juice feasting and intermittent fasting (1 or 2 meals per day)
5. Do intermittent fasting on all days (1 or 2 meals per day)
Diabetics can do fasting during Ramadan, Navratri, Diwali, or for any occasion, but they need to do it differently. To know-how, you can go through our immensely popular blogs on Navratri fast - the FFD way and Ramadan fast in the FFD way. Understand the basics behind fasting and go for it..only for your betterment!
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