Mumbai : The festival of Navratri is being celebrated all over in India. Many devotees are worshiping nine forms of Goddess by fasting for nine days. But do you know the benefits of fasting? By keeping fast, the body gets many benefits. However the connection between fasting and good health is nothing new. The importance of fasting for a long time in Ayurveda and the health benefits resulting from it have been described. Whether you fast for religious reasons or you do it as a lifestyle choice, both of them have the same effect on your health.
Fasting not only helps in removing toxins from the body, in addition, fasting also reduces the risk of weight gain and development of metabolic and chronic (chronic) diseases. Apart from this, fasting keeps the heart healthy and blood pressure also remains under control, which is the main reason for concern of most people in today’s time.
Blood pressure remains in control
Believe it if you keep yourself away from food for a certain time, blood pressure will be in control, cholesterol will reduce, diabetes will also be in control. Not only this, the problem of obesity can be overcome. This also helps to reduce the development of all cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and cardiac arrest. The risk of heart problems can be reduced by up to 80 percent.
Many studies have also claimed that fasting reduces heart complications and also prolongs life. According to a study, people who follow fasting diet have a healthy heart. This is because people who fast regularly are able to control their calorie intake well. It helps them to reduce body weight and find better eating options. Fasting regularly can improve bad cholesterol levels and also improves metabolism. Therefore, people who do not fast, if they want to keep their heart healthy and avoid many other diseases, then they must include fasting regularly in their lifestyle.
Consult a doctor before trying anything new
Fasting is safe for everyone and it does not have any bad effect on our health. But if anyone has any health related problems, then please consult your doctor before doing anything new.
These people should be careful
– Children and teens
– People struggling with eating disorder
– People suffering from type 2 diabetes
– People suffering from other chronic diseasesKeep these things in mind during fasting
If you are thinking about fasting then take all the information related to how to do it, plus you should know what you should have while breaking the fast and what you need to take care to avoid any complications. The 4 basic things you should know about fasting are –
1- Keep your fasting period short, do not fast for more than 24 hours. Doing this may not be good for health.
2- Keep yourself hydrated during fasting. Drink plenty of water for this. Dehydration can cause headaches, constipation and fatigue.
3- Do not break fast with a feast. Actually, when you break the fast, first eat food rich in protein and healthy nutrients. Ending your fast with a feast will make you feel sluggish.
4- If you are not feeling well then it is better not to fast. Your health is most important.
5- During fasting days, usually your energy level goes down slightly, that’s why do not get involved in any kind of physical activity. Actually by doing this can make you feel more weak.