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Fasting is defined as a break that you give to your regular day meals. Many researches have shown that fasting helps to improve your health. It is good for your heart health and it also reduces the risk of cancer.

If you are healthy and are not afflicted by any diseases then you must perform intermittent fasting. As you know fasting helps to prevent all lifestyle diseases such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, heart diseases etc.

Promotes Human Growth Hormone Production
A research has shown that fasting stimulates the production of growth hormone in the body. This hormone helps to keep you fit and it slows down the ageing process.

Breakdown Of Fats
Fasting helps you to stay slim as the excess fat in the body is immediately broken down due to HGH (human growth hormone). HGH is also a fat burning hormone. The fats in your body can't be burnt without fasting as your body first breaks down the glucose reserves and then fat.

Suppresses Hunger Hormone
A research has shown that fasting regulates the level of hunger producing hormone called as ghrelin. Therefore after fasting for few days you don't get those hunger panks. You start to lose extra calories and can help in maintaining a healthy body weight.

Cancer Prevention
Fasting prevents oxidative damage to cells and nucleic acids and thus prevents the risk of cancer. It also slows down ageing process and helps you to look younger. The energy levels in your body are also increased.

Detoxification Or Cleansing
Fasting helps in removal of the accumulated toxins in the body that can cause much damage to body organs. These free radicals that are accumulated can also cause cancer and other diseases. Fasting removes these free radicals from the body and cuts down the risk of serious diseases. This is among the best health benefits of fasting.

Increases Brain Power
Fasting increases the production of a protein called as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). It helps in the formation of new brain cells and increases brain health by promoting the secretion of other chemicals in the brain. Fasting also cuts down the risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

Reduces Risk Of Diabetes
In todays life the main reason of diabetes is insulin resistance. This means insulin in the body does not work properly to carry the glucose to the cells for it's break down. This insulin resistance is caused by obesity. Fasting decreases insulin resistance and thus excess glucose in the blood is removed.

In almost all religions, fasting is a ritual. However, Muslims specifically fast for a month (Ramadan). A research has shown that fasting for a month will help to rejuvenate and repair your body. It has both physical and spiritual benefits. When the body is in continuous eating mode, it forgoes the repair process and that is when various diseases attack.

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