Intermittent fasting and detoxification

by - April 23, 2019

Do you wish to know if intermittent fasting can help in body detoxification? You are not alone. Lots of people wish to know if this is possible. Luckily, it is!

Intermittent fasting helps to activate body detoxification. One amazing thing about our bodies is that naturally, it can clean itself up. Yes, our amazing bodies are completely capable of self detox. And it isn't even that complex. All you need to instigate this self detoxing process, is to stop eating for a while.

The world we live in has made everything so easy. Food is everywhere, so we eat everytime and what this means is that our vital organs that are responsible for flushing out toxins are working in overdrive. Organs like the kidneys and the liver. They will get stressed out at some point inevitably and might even break down. But when we stop eating and fast for more than 12 hours, our bodies go into self detoxing mode automatically.

Our ancestors did the 5:2 intermittent fasting method a lot because food was hard to find during their time but it paid off because they generally lived longer and were healthier and leaner.

Body detoxification is a normal thing, it is a process by which toxins are let out/eliminated from the body through the kidney, lungs, liver, skin, colon etc. Autophagy is activated when you intermittently fast for more than 12 hours. This is a process where the body eats up its old cells and produces new ones. All the wastes in these old cells are passed out as wastes and toxins.

Intermittent fasting is a fast and natural way to detox as the body tends to use up wastes and excess fats in the body as energy sources. This means that your body will be rid of unnecessary toxins and wastes and you will be able to lose weight too!

There are many methods of intermittent fasting that you can try to help activate the detox process. Lots of famous people testify to the amazing benefits of intermittent fasting including Beyoncé. You can decide to skip breakfast, you can stop your last meal of the day by 4pm and then eat your next meal by 12 pm the next day's afternoon, that's a 20 hours fast. You can go for the 5:2 method where you eat normal full meals for 5 days in a week then on the remaining 2 days, you eat nothing not more than 500 calories a day in total. You can also try the 16:8 method of fasting, where you eat for 8 hours which is your eating window, and then fast for the remaining 16 hours. There is also the fruit juice fasting, brown rice fasting etc. Just choose which method works best for you and your body.

Detoxification through Fasting is a completely valid process in science. Your body gets rest during your fasting period so it's able to break down left overs, wastes and toxins efficiently and let them out of the body. This also helps you to reduce gut inflammation, increases your metabolic rates and helps you to lose weight!

If you are new to intermittent fasting, start gently. Don't go all in for a 16 hours/ 20 hours fast. Start with 8 hours or 12 hours, then slowly work your way up. Also, don't put your fasting window/ period during times of the day when you are at work/ busy, put it at a time when you're resting or less busy. After the fast, always eat rich, nutrient filled wholesome foods, don't eat junks and don't binge eat.

Did you notice your skin for fresher and finer while you were fasting? Share your experience

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