Alex Adegboye

Alex Adegboye

Senior Pastor: Word Alive Ministries International

14 Medical Benefits of Fasting That Will Surprise You [Infographics]

Apart from sharpening and strengthening your spiritual senses, fasting has some wonderful medical benefits too.

Fasting is the most powerful spiritual discipline of all the Christian disciplines. Through fasting and prayer, we are able to readily focus on God as we become more spiritually alive and sensitive. Though it is not a means to manipulate the hands of God over a situation or circumstance, mainly it sharpens and strengthens our spiritual senses for maximum receptivity and connectivity.

However, apart from spiritual benefits, fasting has some wonderful medical benefits too. Periodic fasting, such as the current 15-day fast, gives your digestive system a rest from its routine work, and this can boost your metabolism to burn through calories more efficiently. Intermittent fasting helps to regulate your digestion and promote general coordination and functional balance of the body.

Below is a summarized chart of the medical benefits of fasting…

14 Medical benefits of Fasting

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