Fasting is voluntarily not eating food for varying lengths of time. It is also used as a medical therapy for many conditions. Not just that it is also a spiritual practice in many religions. Intermittent fasting is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends. What happens when you fast?
Fasting has long been part of many religious traditions, including the Jewish and Muslim observance of Yom Kippur and Ramadan. A form of fasting known as intermittent starvation has also gained popularity as a tool for weight loss.
Many studies have looked at the benefits and risks of giving up for one day, including how it affects weight loss. Whether a person is fasting or not, the body needs energy. Its primary source of energy is sugar, called glucose, which is usually derived from carbohydrates, including cereals, dairy products, fruits, certain vegetables, beans, and even confectionery.
The liver and muscles store glucose and release it into the bloodstream whenever the body needs it.
In this video, Ravi Mantha will focus on what happens when you fast, as well as what one can do to make fasting safer.
Ravi Mantha is a health writer and activist. For years he has been researching the latest advances in the human body. His books “All About Bacteria” and “Baby Elephant Diet” promotes alternative health supported by scientific research. He has gathered two terms that are considered incompatible to date.
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