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Category - Fasting Health
Fasting is the abstinence or reduction from some or all meals, drinks, or both, for a period of time. Fasting helps cleanse the body from impurities and most types of fasts are performed over 24–72 hours. When it comes to absolute or quick fasting, it is generally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a specified interval. The great thing about fasting is that tea and black coffee can be consumed.
There are many different types of fasting like water fasting, which means abstinence from all food and drink except water. Fasts can be intermittent or may be partially restrictive, limiting substances or particular foods and in a physiological context, fasting can refer to the status of a person that has not eaten or to a metabolic state causing their metabolic system to change as well.
Health Benefits: When it comes to fasting, there are many benefits that can come intermittent fasting like:
Promotes Blood Sugar Control
Enhances Heart Health
Prevents Neurodegenerative Disorders
Increases Growth Hormone Secretion
There are diagnostic tests to determine a fasting state.
For example, when a person is believed to be fasting after 8-12 hours have elapsed since their last meal; their metabolic changes from the fasting state start after absorption of a meal usually 3-5 hours after eating.
A diagnostic fast means prolonged fasting from 8-72 hours (depending on age) should be conducted under observation to facilitate investigation of health complications, such as hypoglycemia.
Many people may also fast as part of a medical procedure or test, such as colonoscopy or operation to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
And finally, fasting can be a part of a ritual to promote wellness.