Fasting is not just about food abstention. Fasting has many benefits, and it can be done for a variety of reasons. Some people choose to fast as a way to detoxify the body, while others do so as an act of spiritual discipline or to break unhealthy habits. Regardless of your reason for fasting, make sure you are doing it with the right intentions in mind, and always consult your doctor before beginning any type of fast.
Fasting is not just about food abstention. The word fasting comes from the Latin word “fastus,” which means “to cease.” Fasting can be used as an important spiritual practice to cleanse the body and mind of unhealthy thoughts and habits. It has been shown to help with weight loss, improve a person’s overall mental health, increase productivity, and purify one’s soul.
As part of my research for this blog post, I found that there are many different types of fasts including water-only fasts (no food or drink other than water), juice fasts (consuming only fruit juices), vegan/raw-food fasts (eating 100% raw foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds).