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Behind the scenes:
|Wakeboarding in the garage, anyone? :D|
I am eating my last full meal before I go into fasting and abstinence tomorrow. You see before Jesus died on the cross, he struggled. I guess I want to share His sacrifices in some way, too. It's a way of going back to basics. Some say there are benefits you can get from fasting --
Due to the lack of incoming energy, the body must turn to its own resources, a function called autolysis. (2) Autolysis is the breaking down of fat stores in the body in order to produce energy. The liver is in charge of converting the fats into a chemical called a ketone body, "the metabolic substances acetoacetic acid and beta-hydroxybutyric acid" (3), and then distributing these bodies throughout the body via the blood stream. "When this fat utilization occurs, free fatty acids are released into the blood stream and are used by the liver for energy." (3)The less one eats, the more the body turns to these stored fats and creates these ketone bodies, the accumulation of which is referred to as ketosis. (4) Detoxification is the foremost argument presented by advocates of fasting. "Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin. (http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/1834)I am not sure whether this article has a scientific basis or not. But it seems people who tried fasting concur about its benefits.
I also want to try Visita Iglesia. I haven't tried it. After grueling weeks of studying and activities, I think it is time to devote one day for spirituality naman. I will tell you how my fasting experience on Sunday. Tomorrow I'll also refrain form the usual comforts muna, like coffee, sweets, internet, etc.
May you have a meaningful Holy Week guys. God bless.