How does Fasting Improve Our Health?
Aren’t we all being excited for the approaching Navaratri? The thought of lighting streets, the fragrance of incense sticks, the early morning bells of the temple and the delightful sounds of prayers mesmerizes our soul. This very feeling immediately purifies the existing environment around us. As all we can feel is the essence of positivity. But do you know that besides blessings and seeking favour from the Almighty, fasting also has a huge impact on our mental, physical and social health?
Some Major Benefits of Fasting are:
Do you know that fasting could help you to boost your immunity? Yes, it is done by the leptin present in our body also known as “satiety” hormone. Leptin is also responsible for increasing the production of thyroid hormone in our body. As per the researchers, it has been found that improved production of leptin means better metabolism.
Supports Ketosis & Sheds Extra Fat
So, this summer are you planning to say goodbye to the extra fat present in your body? Here is the solution – your desire to reach the fat-burning state also known as Ketosis can easily be fulfilled by two simple ways, either you can do fast, or you can choose a diet centric healthy food. The best part about Ketosis is that it can help you to burn excessive fat which is stored around your organs like liver and kidneys. Majorly intermittent fasting would help you to increase the pace of fat burning.
Improves Heart Health by Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Nowadays heart disease can commonly be found in all age groups. As per the studies it has been estimated that approximately 31.5% of deaths, that is taking place globally are majorly due to heart disease. Hence, switching your diet and practising the healthy lifestyle could help you to enjoy the innumerable benefits of a healthy person. Researchers also pointed out that incorporation of fasting in regular routine is beneficial for good heart health. A study stated that fasting for alternate days proved to be fruitful as the “bad” LDL cholesterol and blood triglycerides were reduced by 25% and 32% respectively. Also, another study concluded that fasting helps in lowering the risk of coronary artery disease and plays a significant role in reducing the risk of diabetes, which are the major factors responsible for heart disease.
Fastens the Rate of Human Growth Hormone
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is secreted by our body naturally and remains in our bloodstream just for a few minutes. This hormone is helpful in the treatment of obesity and further helps in building muscle mass, which is essentially required to burn fat by our body. The muscle strength that increases would help you to improve your workouts too. If all these elements would be combined, then you will have exciting access to the fat-burning machine in your hands, your body.
Inflammation is not good for our health as it negatively impacts our body. But if you want to reduce the inflammation then make sure that you must start Intermittent fasting. As excessive inflammation may lead to many chronic diseases such as Alzheimers, obesity, diabetes and dementia. The method through which fasting will help you to reduce inflammation include “autophagy” which means that when you will practise fasting your body will try to cleanse of old and damaged cells, which would help to repair your body.
Improves Collagen in Skin
Most of us know that the kind of diet we intake directly impacts our skin. But do you know how fasting could help you to improve the texture of your skin? So, you must know that it helps in improving the integrity of your skin. As the high blood sugar level helps in changing the structure of collagen by weakening its resilience and strength. Whereas fasting lowers down the blood sugar level. So, if getting a healthy skin is your dream then you are just a step away.
Improved Mental Health
Fasting fills the blood with a better level of endorphins, which would help you to be agile and will provide a sound mental condition. Some studies have proven that healthy ageing of the brain depends on factors like calorie restriction and intermittent fasting. So, if you are tired of your regular work and you don’t feel like exercising than fasting would work for you.
So do give an insightful read to all the points mentioned above. Also, we want to encourage you and your loved ones for fasting, not only for Navratri but to make it a regular habit.