For political and religious reasons, fasting is slowly gaining popularity these days for its alleged health benefits.
What’s more, new scientific studies come up frequently proving the positive effects of fasting on humans. the following is what is usually recognized as some of the most common consequences of fasting on the human body.
Lacking food as its primary energy source, the body starts by burning glycogen stored in the liver. During fasting, the mechanism involves in burning fatty acids which in time leads to weight loss.
Immune Cells Regeneration
Fasting may have a rejuvenating effect on the immune system. Fasting for periods of 2-4 days at a time can reduce the number of white blood cells system that defend the body against pathogens.
Due to the lack of nutrients entering the body, metabolic rate also decreases in order to preserve energy resources.
This varies from person to person. Generally, it’s not rare to experience certain feelings of anxiety and anger at the beginning, particularly if you’ve never fasted before.
So when next you’re told by your religious leaders to fast, put health into consideration.