Obtaining energy during fasting is essential to avoid possible health risks. Discover some simple tips to get it easily.
Although the number of people who fast is increasing, the truth is that it is an unpopular practice in our country. There are natural therapies that maintain fasting as a healthy practice, although it is best known for religious practices, carried out during the month of Ramadan.
From a nutritional or food point of view, fasting consists of voluntarily stopping eating in order to improve health, in turn helping to prevent the appearance of different diseases. It should not be confused with anorexia, consisting of a psychological disorder caused by the person’s fear of gaining weight.
Some time ago we offered you some care and advice about fasting, since not all people can practice it. Therefore, it is recommended that it only be carried out by healthy people who are in an optimal state of health and do not consume medications. Be that as it may, the main recommendation to keep in mind is to always consult your doctor before fasting.
And what are its benefits? It helps us improve our health, mobilizes the body’s own fat reserve to get the energy we need, and some experts consider that it prevents various diseases.
A recommended option is to accompany the fast with nutritional and food supplements. Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and D help to maintain the natural balance of our body. It is also advisable to ingest B vitamins every day, which are not stored in our body.
On the other hand, it is advisable to walk, which will positively help activate your lymphatic system and improve both circulation and the work of your intestines (therefore useful for the elimination of toxins). In addition, your skin will begin to manufacture vitamin D.
What if I suffer from constipation while fasting?
In this case, it is advisable to take supplements rich in fiber or opt for a natural laxative.
And after finishing the fast?
It is recommended after finishing the fast to follow a macrobiotic or vegetarian diet. The objective? It will help to deal with meats, dairy and other processed foods that are difficult for our body to digest.