Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Mental Alertness
Due to fasting, the toxins are removed from the blood and the lymphatic system. Also, lesser intake of food, helps in conservation of energy. Because of these two reasons, the mind and the brain are able to think more and hence, remain alert.

Helps in Weight Loss
One of the benefits of fasting for a week is that it helps in weight loss. When solids and fats are eliminated from the diet for a while, the body responds by using the deposits of fats that are already present in the body, thus resulting in rapid loss of fat deposits and weight.

Prevents Health Disorders
Another of the health benefits of fasting is that it helps in preventing and treating many health disorders. Fasting regularly results in lower cholesterol levels, thus preventing heart problems and diseases in the process. Fasting makes a person's breathing much more fuller and deeper, thus preventing respiratory problems. Fasting gives a person full control over one's appetite and lifestyle, such a person is able to lead a more balanced life, and thus, is much more likely to remain disease free and healthy.

Mt 6:16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

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