has many benefits. It promotes detoxification and
gives the digestive system a much-needed rest. Fasting
clears the skin and gives you a glowing complexion.
Fasting is the perfect gateway to a healthful diet
and lifestyle and brings back excitement and zest
into your life. Fasting even helps to reverse the
general, three to ten days fast is recommended for
health and longevity. It is a scientific fact that
by fasting three days a month, you heal faster and
can extend your life five to seven years. For beginners
start with a three-day fast beginning on a Friday
evening extended through Monday evening. Benefits
of a five-day fast are that the healing process in
the body starts while a ten-day fast is excellent
for all kinds of health problems. Those who have never
fasted before can start their fasting routine with
fruit or juice fasting. Juice fasting proves to be
the most effective way to restore your health.
only raw foods two to three days before you begin
your fast. Do not go on only water fast. Have fresh
vegetables and fruits like carrot, beet and ginger,
grape, apple etc. Take juice of fresh leafy vegetables
mixed with other vegetables. Raw cabbage juice is
known to aid in the recovery of ulcers, cancer and
all colon problems. Another excellent juice blend
is three carrots, two stalks of celery, one turnip,
two beets, a half head of cabbage, and a quarter bunch
of parsley, and a clove of garlic. This could be one
of the best juices on our planet for restoration of
the body from many ailments.
vegetable broths, with no seasonings added, are
also good. To prepare these, gently boil vegetables
including lots of onions and garlic, for 30 minutes.
Do not eat the stew but strain the broth and drink
the juice 2-3 times a day. Though you may feel hungry
since your body is not toned to have this kind of
food but still juices, broths and water will keep
you quite full as well as give you more nutrients
than most people take in. However don't drink orange
or tomato juice on a fast.
to break a Fast:
break the fast gently and don't eat heavy and oily
food. Have lightly steamed vegetables without spices
with whole meal bread or roti or whole grain brown
NOTE: Please consult your
physician before going on a fasting program.