Has anyone attempted a water fast? Did you experience any health benefits?

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  1. healthylife2 profile image90
    healthylife2posted 6 years ago

    Has anyone attempted a water fast? Did you experience any health benefits?

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    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    No, But it can harm you in ways you wouldn't believe. Water is good for you in moderation. If you drink too much water you flush all of your essential vitamins and minerals from your body. Your body needs these nutrients to survive. Say for instance your potassium bottoms out? You are in Serious danger of having a Heart attack. I would not suggest this at all.

    1. healthylife2 profile image90
      healthylife2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      JThomp42...Thanks for responding. I have only heard people claim that they feel amazing and so energetic and the body heals since the energy is not wasted digesting food. Thanks for another perspective.

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      JThomp42posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I experienced this myself. Drank nothing but water for three days as far as I got. Otherwise a healthy man, I ended up in ICU WITH SUCH LOW POTASSIUM they said I could have had a massive heart attack. Please don't deprive your body of what it needs.

    3. healthylife2 profile image90
      healthylife2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      JThomp42...Now you have convinced me it is dangerous!  Thanks for being willing to share your personal experience. No one ever mentioned the low potassium issue that could be deadly.Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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      JThomp42posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome. Just wouldn't want anyone hurting themselves.  smile

  3. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Water fasting is very unhealthy.  As your body breaks down fats and toxins are released, there isn't anything moving through your digestive system to carry those toxins out of the body so they wind up being reabsorbed and frequently wind up being deposited back into your bone marrow.

    Eating several small portions of low-sugar, high-fiber fruits and veggies daily while drinking plenty of pure water is a much more efficient means of resting and cleansing the body.  The fiber will absorb toxins and remove them from the body.

    1. healthylife2 profile image90
      healthylife2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      relache...Thanks for the response. Can the water assist in carrying the toxins out? Many people fast before starting a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables.

    2. relache profile image84
      relacheposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Water is very inefficient in carrying many toxins, especially those released from body fat.  The intestines are where those things go, and you need solids which absorb (fiber) to pick those up and move them out.

    3. watergeek profile image95
      watergeekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that eating fruits and veggies, or drinking coconut water or another electrolyte source is important. Note that the kidneys filter out cell wastes/toxins from the blood, sending them to the bladder for elimination, not the digestive system.

 
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