Chaitra Navratri 2024: What are the health benefits of fasting?

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Weight loss

The obvious benefit is the weight loss. If done properly, regular fasting can lead to reduced calorie consumption and promote weight loss. 

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Improved heart health

Studies have shown that regular fasting can reduce risks like cholesterol and blood pressure, leading to good heart health.

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Better insulin sensitivity

Experts believe that fasting can improve the body's insulin sensitivity, reducing the risk of diabetes. 

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Enhanced brain function

Research shows that fasting can enhance cognitive functions, improve verbal memory in humans, and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. 

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Improved gut health

Fasting can improve gut health by promoting good microorganisms in the gut and reducing the harmful ones, maintaining a balanced healthy digestive tract overall. 

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