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Is fasting good for your body?

Espresso Logo By Philippe Michaud of Espresso | Slide 1 of 17: Fasting is an important tradition in all major religions. The complete or partial abstention from food is associated with benefits such as purifying the body and allowing the individual to develop a closer relationship to God. But fasting is not only beneficial on a spiritual level; according to recent research, it also has numerous health benefits. Here are 15 of them.
Before beginning a fasting program, always be sure to speak to your doctor to make sure it is right for you.

The health benefits of fasting

Fasting is an important tradition in all major religions. The complete or partial abstention from food is associated with benefits such as purifying the body and allowing the individual to develop a closer relationship to God. But fasting is not only beneficial on a spiritual level; according to recent research, it also has numerous health benefits. Here are 15 of them.

Before beginning a fasting program, always be sure to speak to your doctor to make sure it is right for you.

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