Fasting has become a very popular way of detoxing and resetting our bodies, especially before changing the way we eat. But fasting is nothing new.
Societies all over the world have been practicing fasting for thousands of years. Some do it for health reasons and others for religious reasons.
Regardless of why, studies have shown that fasting has an incredibly strong effect on the body.
Not all detoxes include food. Some include a mixture of fasting and clean eating. And others base the detox process solely on water intake. If fasting is something that interests you, or you are experienced in the process, fasting for detox purposes might fit you perfectly.
Here are the 3 main types of fasting
The Water Fast
A water fast is exactly what it sounds like. It is where you only consume water for a specific period of time. For the inexperienced, it is recommended you start with a 24 hour fast and work up from there.