Ever heard of water fasting? It is an old method of purifying the body and it has been practiced for thousands of years. However, it is only recently that modern science discovered its health and therapeutic benefits.
Water fasting is often associated with traditional spiritual or religious practices but it is surprisingly beneficial to the health. It could boost weight loss, reduce the risk of heart disease and vascular disease. It may even decrease the risk of developing chronic diseases. This report outlines all the reasons why you should try water fasting right now.
Water fasting, also known as a water cleanse, is a type of fasting in which you consume only water for a set period of time. Many cleansing diets are referred to as fasts, but in water fasting, you take in zero calories. It’s distinct from caloric restriction in which a person’s daily caloric intake is reduced by 20–40%.
Of course, in the long-term, it’s impossible to live on water alone. Your body can’t function without calories and nutrients; they’re the batteries and building blocks of life. However, a carefully planned, short-term water fast can help reset certain biological processes and reinvigorate your health.
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