December 05, 2016, 13:34
Traditionally, on the eve of the holidays, we are in a hurry to get in shape. Less than a month is left before the New Year, so the most drastic measures are being taken — strict diets or even a complete refusal to eat. Let’s talk about fasting — how it is useful and how it can harm your health.
Adherents of healthy fasting claim that fasting helps to get rid of extra pounds and helps to cleanse the body of toxins. This is true if the refusal to eat is short-term.
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With prolonged fasting, the body experiences severe stress, which negatively affects the state of all organs and systems. In addition, with prolonged fasting, the metabolism slows down significantly, so after leaving it, there is a high probability of more than returning the lost kilograms.
For effective and most importantly healthy weight loss, regular short-term fasting for 24–36 hours can be useful. However, even in this case, it is necessary to take care of the health of the gastrointestinal tract and competently get out of fasting, without attacking food with a furious appetite.
Dietitians recommend, in the absence of contraindications, about once a month to arrange short-term fasting for three days. It will be less damaging to the body. It is also easier for a person to enter and exit from a short-term fast than with a long-term refusal of food.
In no case should you starve people who have the following contraindications:
- Underweight (index — less than 18.5)
- Peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum
- Heart rhythm disturbances, its defects
- Kidney and gallbladder stones
- Increased blood clotting
- Acute period of any disease
If you still decide to arrange a couple of unloading days for yourself, be sure to drink a sufficient amount of pure non-carbonated water. It is also extremely important to take care of the intestines, because fasting disrupts the rhythm of defecation, and this, in turn, can lead to intoxication of the body, disruption of the intestinal microflora and the development of dysbacteriosis.
Fiber will help to avoid such troubles. Dietary fibers in the form of special additives have no nutritional value, but they have a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract. They help cleanse the body of toxins, toxins and other harmful substances. In addition, fiber acts as a prebiotic, creating favorable conditions for the growth of its own beneficial intestinal microflora and improving the metabolism in the body, which is especially important during fasting. For example, the composition of the modern soft drug LEPIKOL includes two types of dietary fiber:
- psyllium husk Plantago ovata forsk (psyllium) — due to its ability to absorb and retain water (40 times its own weight), when it enters the intestines, psyllium increases in volume and forms a jelly-like mucous mass. It softens and increases the volume of intestinal contents, stimulates intestinal peristalsis and ensures a comfortable and regular bowel movement.
- inulin from chicory rootwhich improves carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, which in turn also contributes to weight loss.
LEPICOL also contains PROBIOTICS, which help to normalize the balance of intestinal microflora and increase immunity, and PREBIOTICS, which stimulate the growth of beneficial microflora in the intestine, and also improve metabolism.
LEPIKOL is perfect for dietary nutrition and can be useful for those who want to lose weight without harm to health. Taking the drug helps to reduce calorie intake and normalize bowel function during diets and therapeutic starvation, and is also a powerful enterosorbent, binds and removes toxic products from the body.
LEPICOL is also useful for constipation, intestinal dysbacteriosis, conditions in which there is a need to soften the consistency of the stool.
Ask for LEPIKOL in pharmacies or order by phone: 044 458–96-55.
Manufacturer Protexin (Great Britain).
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