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3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Fasting

By Virginia Laird

There are many reasons that some people decide to fast. While it may not sound like an exciting part of life, there is research to suggest a fast can be beneficial to the overall health of the body. Health and wellness experts advise that fasting can offer a host of benefits to the body:

  • Fasting can promote weight loss
  • Fasting can provide a boost to the metabolism
  • Fasting can help regulate blood sugar

Fasting Can Promote Weight Loss

Many use fasting as a weight loss tool. This is not to suggest that starving yourself is an option. Rather, beginning any diet with a fast can help reset cravings, metabolism, and help guide your focus. Health and wellness experts suggest that some may prefer to fast from food while pushing the water. This can help flush toxins from the body as you prepare to begin your healthier lifestyle or a new diet.

Fasting Can Provide a Boost to the Metabolism

Health and wellness experts suggest that fasting can help boost your metabolism. A properly functioning one plays a key role in weight management. Research suggests that many factors contribute to a slower or poorly functioning one, including diet, lack of sleep, and much more. Like anything which needs repair, the secret is taking the time to fix it. This is the same with the body, and metabolism. If you are serious about trying to get your metabolism back on track, consider starting a fast right away.

Fasting Can Help Regulate Blood Sugar

Across the nation there are many who struggle to regulate blood sugar levels. For some, these are thrown out of whack by diet choices while others may be diabetic, which requires medication. Still, experts suggest that fasting (for those who are able) can help reset blood sugar levels. If you are one who is ready to take control of your health, it may be time to consider adding a fast to your monthly routine. Like always, if you are one who suffers with chronic or severe health issues it is best to consult your healthcare provider prior to jumping into a fast.  

Although fasting can be a difficult chore, you will be glad you decided to add this to your lifestyle. It is never too late to begin making your health a top priority in your life. Happy fasting!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Vacaville, Calif.

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