December 10, 2007

Fasting


A recent study has been released, opining that the reason that Mormons get less heart attacks than the general American population is because they fast one day each month.

Of course, fasting for spiritual reasons has been practiced since ancient times. However, fasting is also said to have lots of therapeutic benefits and research worldwide has found it physically beneficial for several reasons, including:

lowering blood pressure
helping with diabetes
lowering cholesterol.

Why not fast for a day, see how you feel? You could limit yourself to juices, for example, it doesn't have to be just water, or just zip ....

1 comment:

lightmintypfunks said...

... and you could say the same thing about low-cal, low-bulk, high-bulk, low-carb, low-fat, vegetarianism, raw foods, whole foods, macrobiotics, complimentary protein, animal-free, wheat free, dairy free, science free, organic, local, the four food groups, the five food groups, the hand system, the food pyramid, anti-GM, and instinctual eating. I don't buy it.

Mormons also aren't supposed to smoke, drink, or consume caffeine. Do you think, maybe, that might have something to do with it?