By Ryan Tedder | Published
Water fasting, or water detoxing, has increased in popularity to improve overall health and well-being. It involves drinking only water for a certain period of time, so it might not be for everyone. However, the benefits of water fasting can be plentiful if you’re willing to give it a try. We'll explore the top five health benefits of water fasting and how it can be a powerful tool for achieving your health goals.
If you’ve never heard of water fasting, it’s a type of fasting that involves consuming only water for a specific time, usually ranging from 24-72 hours. This fast means avoiding all other foods and drinks, including tea, coffee, and other non-caloric drinks. It can be a powerful way to help improve your overall health by giving your body a break and giving it time to cleanse and heal.
While it may sound extreme, water fasting has been around for thousands of years and has shown to have several potential health benefits. But water fasting isn’t suitable for everyone, and speaking with your GP or a healthcare professional is vital before you start. Preparing properly is equally important to ensure you stay safe and comfortable throughout the process.
So, what are the top 5 benefits of water fasting?
Drinking more water has been shown to lower blood pressure in some people. Water fasting can help improve heart health and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing the workload on the heart and blood vessels.
Drinking water can help to improve your blood sugar levels which is good news for people with diabetes. By improving insulin sensitivity, water fasting can help your body use insulin more effectively, which helps the body regulate blood sugar levels.
Detoxing, or autophagy to give it its proper name, is when your body eliminates waste, particularly dead and discarded cells. Water fasting for a short period allows your body to get a full flush through to clear them away and help prevent chronic diseases.
Inflammation is a common part of any healing process as your body fights off any infection. But chronic inflammation can cause more serious issues such as heart disease, cancer, or arthritis. Water fasting is known to help decrease inflammation and reduce health risks.
Water fasting can give your digestive system a much-needed break, allowing it to heal, rest, and reset. This relief can improve overall digestion and relieve many symptoms of digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and constipation.
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