Friday, January 1, 2010

How To Break A Fast Safely

Breaking your fast slowly ! Evey one day of fasting should be broken with only organic fruit juice or fresh fruit.

Breaking a fast is very important to follow it correctly. Eating to much or wrong kinds of food can hurt you,

To break a fast and gorge on meat, bread or junk food will be disaster. Jarring the system this intensely when the digestive system is in a sensitive state can cause stomach cramps, nausea and weakness, negating much of the benefits of the fast.

Educate yourself on how to begin a lifestyle of healthy eating. Fasting is a wonderful new beginning, a foundation for a lifelong, healthy diet.

After you break your fast, take care not to eat too often and too much. At this time, your digestive organs are completely inactive, so it would be wrong to overload them suddenly with a large quantity of food as this may lead to indigestion and other serious problems. Instead, the organs should be trained to return to normal activity slowly, beginning with small quantities of light food.

Many toxins and solid wastes will be loosened during a short fast. Organic Fruit Juices or Fresh fruit is the best way to get them out of the body.

Decide ahead of time what you want to eat and the amount rather than eating from an urge.

Eat at the same time everyday.

If you fast for three days, then your first three meals should be organic fruit juice or fresh fruit.

Make juices during the breaking period. Juice is gentle nourishment to the body.

A good rule of thumb for a short fast is to eat one fresh fruit meal for each day of your fast.

Eat slowly and chew your food well. Saliva has enzymes that assist in digestion. The enzymes in saliva can digest up to 80 percent starch, 30 percent protein and 10 percent fat.

When breaking a fast over ten days, the break-in period should be extended one day for every 4 days of fasting. When breaking from water fasting, go to a juice fast for two days or eat sweet fruits like oranges, mango's or pears.

Continue to eat healthy after the fast. Let this be the beginning of your journey towards a healthy lifelong lifestyle

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This Article was by Michelle At People's Natural Living

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